Major wage settlements by COLA and month

Publication date: June 1, 2022

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)
May 2021 11 18,832 49.9 1.7 1.6 11 18,832 49.9 1.7 1.6
June 2021 8 27,695 37.0 2.0 1.9 8 27,695 37.0 2.0 1.9
July 2021 11 177,260 46.8 2.0 2.0 11 177,260 46.8 2.0 2.0
August 2021 7 33,495 63.0 0.5 2.3 7 33,495 63.0 0.5 2.3
September 2021 20 131,199 36.3 2.0 2.0 19 83,199 43.4 2.0 2.0 1 48,000 24.0 2.0 2.0
October 2021 6 64,631 36.8 2.0 2.0 6 64,631 36.8 2.0 2.0
November 2021 6 129,405 36.1 2.0 2.0 6 129,405 36.1 2.0 2.0
December 2021 8 95,190 38.6 2.4 2.1 7 93,190 38.1 2.3 2.0 1 2,000 60.0 8.4 3.3
January 2022 3 42,594 44.3 0.6 1.4 3 42,594 44.3 0.6 1.4
March 2022 3 7,954 25.0 3.5 3.2 3 7,954 25.0 3.5 3.2
April 2022 4 5,750 33.9 3.1 3.0 4 5,750 33.9 3.1 3.0

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.

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)
May 2021 4 4,660 66.5 1.8 1.9 4 4,660 66.5 1.8 1.9
June 2021 4 3,540 40.1 1.8 2.3 4 3,540 40.1 1.8 2.3
July 2021 5 145,970 48.0 2.1 2.1 5 145,970 48.0 2.1 2.1
August 2021 3 6,720 43.5 1.0 1.8 3 6,720 43.5 1.0 1.8
September 2021 4 4,546 58.5 2.9 2.5 4 4,546 58.5 2.9 2.5
October 2021 2 2,125 48.0 1.7 2.1 2 2,125 48.0 1.7 2.1
November 2021
December 2021 2 3,913 65.9 9.5 3.4 1 1,913 72.0 10.6 3.6 1 2,000 60.0 8.4 3.3
January 2022 1 2,240 36.0 1.5 1.8 1 2,240 36.0 1.5 1.8
March 2022
April 2022 1 1,025 24.0 3.5 3.5 1 1,025 24.0 3.5 3.5

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)
May 2021 7 14,172 44.5 1.7 1.4 7 14,172 44.5 1.7 1.4
June 2021 4 24,155 36.6 2.0 1.9 4 24,155 36.6 2.0 1.9
July 2021 6 31,290 41.1 1.6 1.8 6 31,290 41.1 1.6 1.8
August 2021 4 26,775 67.9 0.4 2.5 4 26,775 67.9 0.4 2.5
September 2021 16 126,653 35.5 2.0 2.0 15 78,653 42.6 1.9 2.0 1 48,000 24.0 2.0 2.0
October 2021 4 62,506 36.4 2.0 2.0 4 62,506 36.4 2.0 2.0
November 2021 6 129,405 36.1 2.0 2.0 6 129,405 36.1 2.0 2.0
December 2021 6 91,277 37.4 2.1 2.0 6 91,277 37.4 2.1 2.0
January 2022 2 40,354 44.7 0.6 1.3 2 40,354 44.7 0.6 1.3
March 2022 3 7,954 25.0 3.5 3.2 3 7,954 25.0 3.5 3.2
April 2022 3 4,725 36.0 3.0 2.9 3 4,725 36.0 3.0 2.9

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.

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