Major wage settlements by COLA and quarter

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)
Q2 2019 73 177,092 42.2 1.6 1.7 73 177,092 42.2 1.6 1.7
Q3 2019 60 99,443 43.4 2.0 1.7 60 99,443 43.4 2.0 1.7
Q4 2019 42 118,765 41.3 1.1 1.3 42 118,765 41.3 1.1 1.3
Q1 2020 38 77,780 42.7 0.9 1.2 37 66,780 39.9 1.1 1.1 1 11,000 60.0 0.0 2.2
Q2 2020 35 347,302 38.7 1.3 1.5 34 299,302 37.2 1.2 1.3 1 48,000 48.0 2.0 2.3
Q3 2020 28 179,093 41.0 2.3 2.0 26 169,023 41.3 2.3 2.0 2 10,070 35.9 2.5 1.8
Q4 2020 37 93,636 44.4 2.1 1.9 33 75,936 46.4 2.0 1.9 4 17,700 35.9 2.5 1.8
Q1 2021 33 88,830 46.9 1.4 1.5 33 88,830 46.9 1.4 1.5
Q2 2021 25 59,477 43.2 1.6 1.6 25 59,477 43.2 1.6 1.6
Q3 2021 38 341,954 44.4 1.8 2.0 37 293,954 47.7 1.8 2.0 1 48,000 24.0 2.0 2.0
Q4 2021 20 289,226 37.1 2.1 2.0 19 287,226 36.9 2.1 2.0 1 2,000 60.0 8.4 3.3
Q1 2022 6 50,548 41.2 1.1 1.6 6 50,548 41.2 1.1 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.

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)
Q2 2019 35 80,248 40.9 2.2 2.4 35 80,248 40.9 2.2 2.4
Q3 2019 16 20,972 42.6 1.9 1.8 16 20,972 42.6 1.9 1.8
Q4 2019 12 15,150 44.5 1.7 1.7 12 15,150 44.5 1.7 1.7
Q1 2020 10 24,070 49.7 2.0 1.7 10 24,070 49.7 2.0 1.7
Q2 2020 7 12,450 46.3 2.2 2.2 7 12,450 46.3 2.2 2.2
Q3 2020 9 18,093 41.4 2.4 2.0 7 8,023 48.4 2.2 2.3 2 10,070 35.9 2.5 1.8
Q4 2020 11 32,511 44.6 2.3 1.9 7 14,811 55.0 2.0 2.1 4 17,700 35.9 2.5 1.8
Q1 2021 9 7,829 43.3 1.4 1.4 9 7,829 43.3 1.4 1.4
Q2 2021 10 12,700 59.9 1.2 1.5 10 12,700 59.9 1.2 1.5
Q3 2021 12 157,236 48.1 2.0 2.1 12 157,236 48.1 2.0 2.1
Q4 2021 4 6,038 59.6 6.8 3.0 3 4,038 59.4 5.9 2.8 1 2,000 60.0 8.4 3.3
Q1 2022 1 2,240 36.0 1.5 1.8 1 2,240 36.0 1.5 1.8

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.

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)
Q2 2019 38 96,844 43.3 1.1 1.2 38 96,844 43.3 1.1 1.2
Q3 2019 44 78,471 43.7 2.0 1.7 44 78,471 43.7 2.0 1.7
Q4 2019 30 103,615 40.9 1.1 1.2 30 103,615 40.9 1.1 1.2
Q1 2020 28 53,710 39.6 0.5 1.0 27 42,710 34.4 0.6 0.7 1 11,000 60.0 0.0 2.2
Q2 2020 28 334,852 38.4 1.3 1.4 27 286,852 36.8 1.2 1.3 1 48,000 48.0 2.0 2.3
Q3 2020 19 161,000 41.0 2.3 2.0 19 161,000 41.0 2.3 2.0
Q4 2020 26 61,125 44.3 2.0 1.8 26 61,125 44.3 2.0 1.8
Q1 2021 24 81,001 47.3 1.4 1.5 24 81,001 47.3 1.4 1.5
Q2 2021 15 46,777 38.6 1.8 1.6 15 46,777 38.6 1.8 1.6
Q3 2021 26 184,718 41.2 1.7 2.0 25 136,718 47.2 1.6 2.0 1 48,000 24.0 2.0 2.0
Q4 2021 16 283,188 36.6 2.0 2.0 16 283,188 36.6 2.0 2.0
Q1 2022 5 48,308 41.5 1.1 1.6 5 48,308 41.5 1.1 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.

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