Major wage settlements by jurisdiction (aggregated) and month

Publication date: January 31, 2020

Table of Contents

Industry

All industries
All jurisdictions Federal jurisdiction Provincial jurisdiction
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 2 3,300 48.0 2.5 2.7 9 51,715 35.8 1.9 1.9
February 2019 16 91,250 37.1 1.9 2.0 1 530 48.0 0.0 1.5 15 90,720 37.0 1.9 2.0
March 2019 21 49,790 49.3 0.6 1.2 1 1,200 48.0 0.0 1.2 20 48,590 49.3 0.6 1.2
April 2019 18 59,940 41.8 1.0 1.5 2 1,240 48.0 2.1 2.0 16 58,700 41.7 1.0 1.4
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 2 7,900 57.9 2.4 2.8 14 31,960 39.4 1.7 1.6
July 2019 12 24,750 42.8 1.4 1.7 2 2,190 48.0 2.4 2.0 10 22,560 42.3 1.3 1.7
August 2019 10 11,640 39.1 1.1 1.4 1 1,460 36.0 2.2 2.3 9 10,180 39.6 1.0 1.2
September 2019 12 10,432 34.9 0.9 0.9 3 2,070 43.2 2.3 2.0 9 8,362 32.9 0.5 0.7
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 1 3,000 60.0 0.0 1.0 8 72,080 40.7 0.9 1.1
December 2019 13 16,710 39.4 2.2 2.2 1 580 60.0 2.0 2.8 12 16,130 38.6 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.

Primary industries
All jurisdictions Federal jurisdiction Provincial jurisdiction
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
February 2019 1 580 120.0 0.0 0.0 1 580 120.0 0.0 0.0
March 2019
April 2019
May 2019
June 2019
July 2019 1 3,200 48.0 2.5 2.9 1 3,200 48.0 2.5 2.9
August 2019
September 2019
October 2019
November 2019
December 2019

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.

Utilities
All jurisdictions Federal jurisdiction Provincial jurisdiction
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
February 2019
March 2019 1 860 36.0 2.0 2.2 1 860 36.0 2.0 2.2
April 2019 2 8,000 33.7 1.8 2.2 2 8,000 33.7 1.8 2.2
May 2019
June 2019
July 2019
August 2019 3 3,410 39.0 2.0 2.1 3 3,410 39.0 2.0 2.1
September 2019
October 2019
November 2019 1 3,220 24.0 2.0 2.4 1 3,220 24.0 2.0 2.4
December 2019

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.

Construction
All jurisdictions Federal jurisdiction Provincial jurisdiction
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
February 2019 2 17,130 35.6 2.0 2.0 2 17,130 35.6 2.0 2.0
March 2019 2 1,150 48.4 -0.9 0.1 2 1,150 48.4 -0.9 0.1
April 2019 2 10,750 36.0 2.0 2.4 2 10,750 36.0 2.0 2.4
May 2019 19 34,855 36.0 2.4 2.4 19 34,855 36.0 2.4 2.4
June 2019 2 12,550 36.5 1.9 2.2 2 12,550 36.5 1.9 2.2
July 2019 2 6,050 45.3 0.3 0.9 2 6,050 45.3 0.3 0.9
August 2019
September 2019
October 2019
November 2019
December 2019 3 2,300 36.0 2.0 2.0 3 2,300 36.0 2.0 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.

Manufacturing
All jurisdictions Federal jurisdiction Provincial jurisdiction
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
February 2019 1 600 60.0 2.0 2.0 1 600 60.0 2.0 2.0
March 2019 2 3,000 56.0 2.1 2.3 2 3,000 56.0 2.1 2.3
April 2019 1 3,300 36.0 2.0 2.0 1 3,300 36.0 2.0 2.0
May 2019 1 740 60.0 4.7 3.0 1 740 60.0 4.7 3.0
June 2019 2 3,700 60.4 2.2 2.3 2 3,700 60.4 2.2 2.3
July 2019
August 2019
September 2019
October 2019
November 2019
December 2019

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.

Wholesale and retail trade
All jurisdictions Federal jurisdiction Provincial jurisdiction
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
February 2019 1 990 36.1 2.1 2.7 1 990 36.1 2.1 2.7
March 2019 1 6,500 60.4 0.0 1.7 1 6,500 60.4 0.0 1.7
April 2019 1 900 84.0 2.0 2.0 1 900 84.0 2.0 2.0
May 2019
June 2019
July 2019
August 2019
September 2019
October 2019 1 1,580 36.0 2.7 2.5 1 1,580 36.0 2.7 2.5
November 2019 2 1,730 58.5 0.0 0.7 2 1,730 58.5 0.0 0.7
December 2019

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.

Transportation
All jurisdictions Federal jurisdiction Provincial jurisdiction
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 1 530 48.0 0.0 1.5 1 530 48.0 0.0 1.5
March 2019 1 2,400 84.0 2.0 2.0 1 2,400 84.0 2.0 2.0
April 2019 1 550 48.0 2.5 2.2 1 550 48.0 2.5 2.2
May 2019
June 2019 2 7,900 57.9 2.4 2.8 2 7,900 57.9 2.4 2.8
July 2019 1 1,200 48.0 2.0 2.0 1 1,200 48.0 2.0 2.0
August 2019 2 4,260 36.0 0.8 1.1 1 1,460 36.0 2.2 2.3 1 2,800 35.9 0.0 0.5
September 2019 1 550 60.0 2.3 2.5 1 550 60.0 2.3 2.5
October 2019 1 1,400 47.8 0.0 1.8 1 1,400 47.8 0.0 1.8
November 2019
December 2019 4 7,690 41.1 2.8 2.8 1 580 60.0 2.0 2.8 3 7,110 39.6 2.8 2.8

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.

Information and culture
All jurisdictions Federal jurisdiction Provincial jurisdiction
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
February 2019
March 2019
April 2019 1 690 48.0 1.8 1.9 1 690 48.0 1.8 1.9
May 2019
June 2019 1 750 36.0 0.0 0.0 1 750 36.0 0.0 0.0
July 2019
August 2019
September 2019 1 960 36.0 1.5 1.5 1 960 36.0 1.5 1.5
October 2019
November 2019 1 3,000 60.0 0.0 1.0 1 3,000 60.0 0.0 1.0
December 2019

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.

Finance and professional services
All jurisdictions Federal jurisdiction Provincial jurisdiction
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
February 2019
March 2019 1 1,200 48.0 0.0 1.2 1 1,200 48.0 0.0 1.2
April 2019
May 2019
June 2019
July 2019
August 2019
September 2019 1 560 39.0 3.6 2.3 1 560 39.0 3.6 2.3
October 2019
November 2019
December 2019

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.

Education, health, and social services
All jurisdictions Federal jurisdiction Provincial jurisdiction
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 8 69,500 36.4 1.9 1.9 8 69,500 36.4 1.9 1.9
March 2019 8 19,570 37.9 0.1 0.7 8 19,570 37.9 0.1 0.7
April 2019 7 25,450 45.5 0.2 0.8 7 25,450 45.5 0.2 0.8
May 2019 5 11,960 46.6 0.8 0.9 5 11,960 46.6 0.8 0.9
June 2019 6 11,930 34.6 0.6 0.6 6 11,930 34.6 0.6 0.6
July 2019 6 9,560 41.0 1.5 1.7 6 9,560 41.0 1.5 1.7
August 2019 4 3,320 44.0 0.4 0.9 4 3,320 44.0 0.4 0.9
September 2019 8 6,862 34.8 0.7 0.7 8 6,862 34.8 0.7 0.7
October 2019 2 1,630 29.9 1.0 1.0 2 1,630 29.9 1.0 1.0
November 2019 4 57,720 36.0 1.0 1.0 4 57,720 36.0 1.0 1.0
December 2019 3 4,670 36.0 1.4 1.4 3 4,670 36.0 1.4 1.4

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.

Entertainment and hospitality
All jurisdictions Federal jurisdiction Provincial jurisdiction
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
February 2019
March 2019
April 2019
May 2019
June 2019 1 1,000 36.0 3.6 1.6 1 1,000 36.0 3.6 1.6
July 2019
August 2019
September 2019
October 2019
November 2019
December 2019 1 600 36.0 1.5 1.5 1 600 36.0 1.5 1.5

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 administration
All jurisdictions Federal jurisdiction Provincial jurisdiction
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
February 2019 2 1,920 40.4 1.6 1.8 2 1,920 40.4 1.6 1.8
March 2019 5 15,110 53.3 1.1 1.4 5 15,110 53.3 1.1 1.4
April 2019 3 10,300 42.3 0.9 1.3 3 10,300 42.3 0.9 1.3
May 2019 3 5,645 45.1 1.1 1.1 3 5,645 45.1 1.1 1.1
June 2019 2 2,030 50.7 6.0 3.1 2 2,030 50.7 6.0 3.1
July 2019 2 4,740 38.5 2.0 1.8 1 990 48.0 2.8 2.0 1 3,750 36.0 1.7 1.7
August 2019 1 650 36.0 2.0 1.8 1 650 36.0 2.0 1.8
September 2019 1 1,500 24.0 0.0 0.7 1 1,500 24.0 0.0 0.7
October 2019 1 1,100 60.0 2.0 2.0 1 1,100 60.0 2.0 2.0
November 2019 1 9,410 72.0 0.0 1.0 1 9,410 72.0 0.0 1.0
December 2019 2 1,450 48.0 1.7 1.6 2 1,450 48.0 1.7 1.6

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.

Sector

All sectors
All jurisdictions Federal jurisdiction Provincial jurisdiction
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 2 3,300 48.0 2.5 2.7 9 51,715 35.8 1.9 1.9
February 2019 16 91,250 37.1 1.9 2.0 1 530 48.0 0.0 1.5 15 90,720 37.0 1.9 2.0
March 2019 21 49,790 49.3 0.6 1.2 1 1,200 48.0 0.0 1.2 20 48,590 49.3 0.6 1.2
April 2019 18 59,940 41.8 1.0 1.5 2 1,240 48.0 2.1 2.0 16 58,700 41.7 1.0 1.4
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 2 7,900 57.9 2.4 2.8 14 31,960 39.4 1.7 1.6
July 2019 12 24,750 42.8 1.4 1.7 2 2,190 48.0 2.4 2.0 10 22,560 42.3 1.3 1.7
August 2019 10 11,640 39.1 1.1 1.4 1 1,460 36.0 2.2 2.3 9 10,180 39.6 1.0 1.2
September 2019 12 10,432 34.9 0.9 0.9 3 2,070 43.2 2.3 2.0 9 8,362 32.9 0.5 0.7
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 1 3,000 60.0 0.0 1.0 8 72,080 40.7 0.9 1.1
December 2019 13 16,710 39.4 2.2 2.2 1 580 60.0 2.0 2.8 12 16,130 38.6 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
All jurisdictions Federal jurisdiction Provincial jurisdiction
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 1 530 48.0 0.0 1.5 5 19,300 38.9 1.9 2.0
March 2019 6 11,850 56.9 0.4 1.6 1 1,200 48.0 0.0 1.2 5 10,650 57.9 0.5 1.7
April 2019 6 16,190 39.6 2.0 2.3 2 1,240 48.0 2.1 2.0 4 14,950 38.9 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 2 7,900 57.9 2.4 2.8 5 17,250 41.6 2.1 2.2
July 2019 5 11,050 45.9 1.1 1.6 1 1,200 48.0 2.0 2.0 4 9,850 45.6 1.0 1.5
August 2019 4 4,870 38.1 2.1 2.2 1 1,460 36.0 2.2 2.3 3 3,410 39.0 2.0 2.1
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 1 580 60.0 2.0 2.8 4 2,900 36.0 1.9 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
All jurisdictions Federal jurisdiction Provincial jurisdiction
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 1 990 48.0 2.8 2.0 6 12,710 39.8 1.6 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 1 560 39.0 3.6 2.3 9 8,362 32.9 0.5 0.7
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 1 3,000 60.0 0.0 1.0 8 72,080 40.7 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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