In February, my employer started allowing employee contributions to an RRSP with an employer match of up to $2500/year (which I am taking advantage of). This is kind of a soft raise of a not-insignificant amount (certainly above inflation), but since it's going to an RRSP, I can't take advantage of it any time soon.
My question: is it reasonable to ask for a raise to coincide with the inflation and increased cost of living of the last year even though we recently got this new benefit? If it is appropriate to ask, should it have been done around the anniversary of my employment?
- My company is very small (less than 10 employees including the owners)
- There's no formal process (recurring or otherwise defined) for this kind of thing
- There's no manager between myself and the owners - the request would go straight to one of them
- Contact with at least one owner is multiple times daily; we work closely with them