Major wage settlements by COLA and month

Publication date: September 30, 2020

All sectors
Total Without COLA With COLA
Number of agreements Number of employees Duration of agreements in months (average) First year percentage adjustment (average) Annual percentage adjustment (average) Number of agreements Number of employees Duration of agreements in months (average) First year percentage adjustment (average) Annual percentage adjustment (average) Number of agreements Number of employees Duration of agreements in months (average) First year percentage adjustment (average) Annual percentage adjustment (average)
September 2019 14 11,792 35.6 1.0 1.1 14 11,792 35.6 1.0 1.1
October 2019 10 10,960 40.6 1.6 1.6 10 10,960 40.6 1.6 1.6
November 2019 12 78,710 42.2 0.9 1.1 12 78,710 42.2 0.9 1.1
December 2019 17 23,130 36.2 1.7 1.7 17 23,130 36.2 1.7 1.7
January 2020 21 36,600 29.7 0.5 0.5 21 36,600 29.7 0.5 0.5
February 2020 7 12,650 52.4 1.5 1.8 7 12,650 52.4 1.5 1.8
March 2020 4 9,200 57.9 2.6 1.9 4 9,200 57.9 2.6 1.9
April 2020 11 115,070 36.1 1.5 1.5 11 115,070 36.1 1.5 1.5
May 2020 2 15,000 49.8 0.2 1.5 2 15,000 49.8 0.2 1.5
June 2020 9 59,330 45.7 2.0 2.3 9 59,330 45.7 2.0 2.3
July 2020 2 1,510 36.0 2.0 2.0 2 1,510 36.0 2.0 2.0
August 2020 4 6,300 60.1 0.2 1.2 4 6,300 60.1 0.2 1.2

Legend: The dash (–) symbol indicates missing data.

Note: Major settlements are those involving bargaining units of 500 or more employees. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

Source: Strategic Policy, Analysis, and Workplace Information Directorate, Labour Program, Employment and Social Development Canada.

Private sector
Total Without COLA With COLA
Number of agreements Number of employees Duration of agreements in months (average) First year percentage adjustment (average) Annual percentage adjustment (average) Number of agreements Number of employees Duration of agreements in months (average) First year percentage adjustment (average) Annual percentage adjustment (average) Number of agreements Number of employees Duration of agreements in months (average) First year percentage adjustment (average) Annual percentage adjustment (average)
September 2019 3 2,090 45.6 1.8 1.9 3 2,090 45.6 1.8 1.9
October 2019 3 3,610 37.1 2.6 1.8 3 3,610 37.1 2.6 1.8
November 2019 1 2,300 48.0 1.4 1.2 1 2,300 48.0 1.4 1.2
December 2019 8 6,100 37.3 1.6 1.8 8 6,100 37.3 1.6 1.8
January 2020 6 12,500 37.9 1.3 1.2 6 12,500 37.9 1.3 1.2
February 2020 1 2,400 60.0 3.0 2.5 1 2,400 60.0 3.0 2.5
March 2020 1 5,600 72.0 3.0 1.8 1 5,600 72.0 3.0 1.8
April 2020
May 2020
June 2020 1 780 36.0 2.0 2.0 1 780 36.0 2.0 2.0
July 2020
August 2020

Legend: The dash (–) symbol indicates missing data.

Note: Major settlements are those involving bargaining units of 500 or more employees. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

Source: Strategic Policy, Analysis, and Workplace Information Directorate, Labour Program, Employment and Social Development Canada.

Public sector
Total Without COLA With COLA
Number of agreements Number of employees Duration of agreements in months (average) First year percentage adjustment (average) Annual percentage adjustment (average) Number of agreements Number of employees Duration of agreements in months (average) First year percentage adjustment (average) Annual percentage adjustment (average) Number of agreements Number of employees Duration of agreements in months (average) First year percentage adjustment (average) Annual percentage adjustment (average)
September 2019 11 9,702 33.4 0.9 0.9 11 9,702 33.4 0.9 0.9
October 2019 7 7,350 42.2 1.0 1.5 7 7,350 42.2 1.0 1.5
November 2019 11 76,410 42.0 0.9 1.1 11 76,410 42.0 0.9 1.1
December 2019 9 17,030 35.8 1.7 1.7 9 17,030 35.8 1.7 1.7
January 2020 15 24,100 25.4 0.1 0.1 15 24,100 25.4 0.1 0.1
February 2020 6 10,250 50.6 1.2 1.6 6 10,250 50.6 1.2 1.6
March 2020 3 3,600 36.0 2.0 2.0 3 3,600 36.0 2.0 2.0
April 2020 11 115,070 36.1 1.5 1.5 11 115,070 36.1 1.5 1.5
May 2020 2 15,000 49.8 0.2 1.5 2 15,000 49.8 0.2 1.5
June 2020 8 58,550 45.8 2.0 2.3 8 58,550 45.8 2.0 2.3
July 2020 2 1,510 36.0 2.0 2.0 2 1,510 36.0 2.0 2.0
August 2020 4 6,300 60.1 0.2 1.2 4 6,300 60.1 0.2 1.2

Legend: The dash (–) symbol indicates missing data.

Note: Major settlements are those involving bargaining units of 500 or more employees. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

Source: Strategic Policy, Analysis, and Workplace Information Directorate, Labour Program, Employment and Social Development Canada.

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