Major wage settlements by COLA and quarter

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)
Q1 2017 48 262,370 30.3 1.5 1.8 48 262,370 30.3 1.5 1.8
Q2 2017 77 328,530 42.8 1.3 1.5 77 328,530 42.8 1.3 1.5
Q3 2017 47 89,890 43.0 1.7 1.8 46 88,740 43.0 1.7 1.8 1 1,150 48.0 3.0 4.5
Q4 2017 38 90,840 43.1 1.7 1.6 38 90,840 43.1 1.7 1.6
Q1 2018 55 127,790 41.8 0.8 0.8 55 127,790 41.8 0.8 0.8
Q2 2018 54 139,760 47.4 1.6 1.8 53 138,460 47.2 1.5 1.8 1 1,300 60.0 7.6 3.9
Q3 2018 34 165,495 33.0 1.4 1.6 33 164,995 33.0 1.4 1.6 1 500 36.0 0.0 1.3
Q4 2018 44 149,650 39.7 0.5 0.7 44 149,650 39.7 0.5 0.7
Q1 2019 48 196,055 40.0 1.6 1.8 47 195,555 40.0 1.6 1.8 1 500 36.0 2.4 3.2
Q2 2019 62 153,000 41.4 1.5 1.7 61 152,450 41.4 1.6 1.7 1 550 48.0 -8.7 -1.3
Q3 2019 34 46,822 40.1 1.2 1.4 34 46,822 40.1 1.2 1.4
Q4 2019 27 97,500 41.1 1.1 1.3 27 97,500 41.1 1.1 1.3

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)
Q1 2017 12 21,400 38.4 1.5 1.7 12 21,400 38.4 1.5 1.7
Q2 2017 20 20,520 46.7 2.0 2.0 20 20,520 46.7 2.0 2.0
Q3 2017 22 40,390 39.2 1.8 2.0 21 39,240 39.0 1.8 1.9 1 1,150 48.0 3.0 4.5
Q4 2017 10 15,610 35.0 1.1 0.9 10 15,610 35.0 1.1 0.9
Q1 2018 24 31,100 48.0 1.8 1.9 24 31,100 48.0 1.8 1.9
Q2 2018 22 55,940 50.2 1.7 2.0 21 54,640 50.0 1.6 2.0 1 1,300 60.0 7.6 3.9
Q3 2018 11 10,620 38.1 1.3 1.2 10 10,120 38.2 1.4 1.2 1 500 36.0 0.0 1.3
Q4 2018 12 27,480 34.5 0.5 0.8 12 27,480 34.5 0.5 0.8
Q1 2019 14 34,980 46.0 1.5 1.9 13 34,480 46.1 1.4 1.9 1 500 36.0 2.4 3.2
Q2 2019 33 76,935 40.5 2.2 2.4 32 76,385 40.4 2.3 2.4 1 550 48.0 -8.7 -1.3
Q3 2019 11 17,430 43.6 1.4 1.7 11 17,430 43.6 1.4 1.7
Q4 2019 7 5,890 36.7 1.9 1.9 7 5,890 36.7 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
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)
Q1 2017 36 240,970 29.6 1.5 1.9 36 240,970 29.6 1.5 1.9
Q2 2017 57 308,010 42.5 1.2 1.5 57 308,010 42.5 1.2 1.5
Q3 2017 25 49,500 46.1 1.6 1.7 25 49,500 46.1 1.6 1.7
Q4 2017 28 75,230 44.8 1.8 1.7 28 75,230 44.8 1.8 1.7
Q1 2018 31 96,690 39.8 0.4 0.5 31 96,690 39.8 0.4 0.5
Q2 2018 32 83,820 45.5 1.5 1.7 32 83,820 45.5 1.5 1.7
Q3 2018 23 154,875 32.7 1.4 1.6 23 154,875 32.7 1.4 1.6
Q4 2018 32 122,170 40.9 0.5 0.7 32 122,170 40.9 0.5 0.7
Q1 2019 34 161,075 38.7 1.6 1.7 34 161,075 38.7 1.6 1.7
Q2 2019 29 76,065 42.3 0.8 1.1 29 76,065 42.3 0.8 1.1
Q3 2019 23 29,392 38.1 1.1 1.3 23 29,392 38.1 1.1 1.3
Q4 2019 20 91,610 41.4 1.1 1.3 20 91,610 41.4 1.1 1.3

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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