I worked in Toronto first, and transfer to Vancouver, I got my change to Calgary also. I worked with the guys from Nortel , Telus, Cisco, Alcatel,Microcell, Maxlink.... in Canada.
I am not sure what is your reference point to make this comparing on salary.
but I know all this it depend on market, How much is your value to the market. for the company , it won't be a big deal to pay you $1000 more or less, the question is if you are worth on it, and they have the budget.
I am sorry if any word make you uncomfortable, but it is truth and a fundamental principle here, we all have to learn it, it works on me exactly same on you.