Major wage settlements by COLA and month

Publication date: January 31, 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)
January 2019 11 55,015 36.5 1.9 1.9 11 55,015 36.5 1.9 1.9
February 2019 16 91,250 37.1 1.9 2.0 16 91,250 37.1 1.9 2.0
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 18 59,940 41.8 1.0 1.5 18 59,940 41.8 1.0 1.5
May 2019 28 53,200 39.7 1.9 1.9 28 53,200 39.7 1.9 1.9
June 2019 16 39,860 43.1 1.9 1.8 15 39,310 43.0 2.0 1.9 1 550 48.0 -8.7 -1.3
July 2019 12 24,750 42.8 1.4 1.7 12 24,750 42.8 1.4 1.7
August 2019 10 11,640 39.1 1.1 1.4 10 11,640 39.1 1.1 1.4
September 2019 12 10,432 34.9 0.9 0.9 12 10,432 34.9 0.9 0.9
October 2019 5 5,710 41.8 1.4 1.8 5 5,710 41.8 1.4 1.8
November 2019 9 75,080 41.5 0.9 1.1 9 75,080 41.5 0.9 1.1
December 2019 13 16,710 39.4 2.2 2.2 13 16,710 39.4 2.2 2.2

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)
January 2019 2 3,300 48.0 2.5 2.7 2 3,300 48.0 2.5 2.7
February 2019 6 19,830 39.1 1.9 2.0 6 19,830 39.1 1.9 2.0
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 20 35,595 36.5 2.4 2.4 20 35,595 36.5 2.4 2.4
June 2019 7 25,150 46.7 2.2 2.4 6 24,600 46.7 2.4 2.5 1 550 48.0 -8.7 -1.3
July 2019 5 11,050 45.9 1.1 1.6 5 11,050 45.9 1.1 1.6
August 2019 4 4,870 38.1 2.1 2.2 4 4,870 38.1 2.1 2.2
September 2019 2 1,510 44.7 1.8 1.9 2 1,510 44.7 1.8 1.9
October 2019 2 2,410 31.9 1.8 1.6 2 2,410 31.9 1.8 1.6
November 2019
December 2019 5 3,480 40.0 1.9 2.0 5 3,480 40.0 1.9 2.0

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)
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 12 43,750 42.6 0.7 1.2 12 43,750 42.6 0.7 1.2
May 2019 8 17,605 46.1 0.9 0.9 8 17,605 46.1 0.9 0.9
June 2019 9 14,710 36.9 1.3 0.9 9 14,710 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 6 6,770 39.9 0.4 0.8 6 6,770 39.9 0.4 0.8
September 2019 10 8,922 33.2 0.7 0.8 10 8,922 33.2 0.7 0.8
October 2019 3 3,300 49.0 1.2 1.9 3 3,300 49.0 1.2 1.9
November 2019 9 75,080 41.5 0.9 1.1 9 75,080 41.5 0.9 1.1
December 2019 8 13,230 39.2 2.2 2.2 8 13,230 39.2 2.2 2.2

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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