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Highest paid bankers in Canada

No. 5: Victor Dodig, CIBC
Total direct compensation in 2016: $8,793,500
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

The highest-paid bank CEOs in Canada

With the direction of some of the biggest companies in the country at their whim, it’s no surprise that bank CEOs are paid handsomely.

Click through the gallery to see how much the top executives from Canada’s Big Five banks take home.

The data was gleaned from a new report by Toronto-based consultant Gallagher McDowall Associates that was released Tuesday.

You can also see the earnings of their counterparts south of the border here, and the highest paid CEOs in all of Canada here.