Major wage settlements by COLA and month

Publication date: October 31, 2019

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)
October 2018 17 54,250 33.8 0.5 0.6 17 54,250 33.8 0.5 0.6
November 2018 10 45,620 46.5 0.2 0.5 10 45,620 46.5 0.2 0.5
December 2018 16 47,260 39.5 0.7 0.9 16 47,260 39.5 0.7 0.9
January 2019 11 55,015 36.5 1.9 1.9 11 55,015 36.5 1.9 1.9
February 2019 15 74,750 37.3 1.9 1.9 15 74,750 37.3 1.9 1.9
March 2019 21 49,790 49.3 0.6 1.2 20 49,290 49.4 0.6 1.2 1 500 36.0 2.4 3.2
April 2019 16 55,270 43.3 1.0 1.5 16 55,270 43.3 1.0 1.5
May 2019 26 49,250 39.2 1.9 2.0 26 49,250 39.2 1.9 2.0
June 2019 14 38,110 43.4 1.8 1.9 13 37,560 43.4 2.0 1.9 1 550 48.0 -8.7 -1.3
July 2019 11 23,400 43.2 1.4 1.7 11 23,400 43.2 1.4 1.7
August 2019 6 7,910 33.3 1.1 1.4 6 7,910 33.3 1.1 1.4
September 2019 6 5,170 41.2 0.9 0.8 6 5,170 41.2 0.9 0.8

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)
October 2018 4 13,580 24.9 -0.2 0.2 4 13,580 24.9 -0.2 0.2
November 2018 2 2,880 38.4 0.7 1.6 2 2,880 38.4 0.7 1.6
December 2018 5 8,500 44.5 1.3 1.2 5 8,500 44.5 1.3 1.2
January 2019 2 3,300 48.0 2.5 2.7 2 3,300 48.0 2.5 2.7
February 2019 5 3,330 54.6 1.5 1.8 5 3,330 54.6 1.5 1.8
March 2019 6 11,850 56.9 0.4 1.6 5 11,350 57.8 0.4 1.5 1 500 36.0 2.4 3.2
April 2019 6 16,190 39.6 2.0 2.3 6 16,190 39.6 2.0 2.3
May 2019 19 34,645 36.5 2.4 2.4 19 34,645 36.5 2.4 2.4
June 2019 6 24,150 47.2 2.1 2.4 5 23,600 47.1 2.4 2.5 1 550 48.0 -8.7 -1.3
July 2019 4 9,700 47.3 1.1 1.5 4 9,700 47.3 1.1 1.5
August 2019 3 3,670 34.9 2.0 2.2 3 3,670 34.9 2.0 2.2
September 2019 2 1,510 44.7 1.8 1.9 2 1,510 44.7 1.8 1.9

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)
October 2018 13 40,670 36.8 0.7 0.7 13 40,670 36.8 0.7 0.7
November 2018 8 42,740 47.1 0.2 0.5 8 42,740 47.1 0.2 0.5
December 2018 11 38,760 38.5 0.6 0.8 11 38,760 38.5 0.6 0.8
January 2019 9 51,715 35.8 1.9 1.9 9 51,715 35.8 1.9 1.9
February 2019 10 71,420 36.5 1.9 1.9 10 71,420 36.5 1.9 1.9
March 2019 15 37,940 46.9 0.7 1.1 15 37,940 46.9 0.7 1.1
April 2019 10 39,080 44.9 0.6 1.2 10 39,080 44.9 0.6 1.2
May 2019 7 14,605 45.7 0.7 0.8 7 14,605 45.7 0.7 0.8
June 2019 8 13,960 36.9 1.3 0.9 8 13,960 36.9 1.3 0.9
July 2019 7 13,700 40.4 1.7 1.8 7 13,700 40.4 1.7 1.8
August 2019 3 4,240 32.0 0.3 0.7 3 4,240 32.0 0.3 0.7
September 2019 4 3,660 39.7 0.5 0.4 4 3,660 39.7 0.5 0.4

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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