Major wage settlements by sector and year

Publication date: January 31, 2020

Table of Contents

Industry

All industries
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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)
2010 333 1,291,380 41.5 1.8 1.8 145 424,490 39.2 2.7 2.1 188 866,890 42.6 1.3 1.6
2011 302 676,710 40.0 1.3 1.8 112 194,640 48.1 1.4 2.0 190 482,070 36.7 1.3 1.7
2012 270 750,776 37.8 1.4 1.7 88 146,496 46.9 1.3 1.5 182 604,280 35.5 1.5 1.7
2013 486 1,094,560 36.9 1.4 1.4 162 426,170 41.6 2.4 2.1 324 668,390 33.8 0.7 1.0
2014 249 694,200 45.8 1.5 1.7 68 151,650 39.4 3.4 2.3 181 542,550 47.6 0.9 1.5
2015 242 778,490 43.0 0.9 1.2 96 211,760 51.3 1.5 1.7 146 566,730 39.9 0.6 1.0
2016 283 1,183,060 48.0 0.9 1.3 124 253,760 45.0 1.5 1.5 159 929,300 48.9 0.7 1.3
2017 210 771,630 38.6 1.4 1.7 64 97,920 39.9 1.7 1.8 146 673,710 38.4 1.4 1.7
2018 187 582,695 40.1 1.1 1.3 69 125,140 45.2 1.4 1.7 118 457,555 38.7 1.0 1.1
2019 171 493,377 40.7 1.5 1.6 65 135,235 42.1 1.9 2.2 106 358,142 40.1 1.3 1.4

Note: Data for 2019 cover the months of January through December. 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 sectors Private sector Public sector
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)
2010 8 9,250 43.2 2.7 2.8 8 9,250 43.2 2.7 2.8
2011 7 11,660 53.9 3.3 2.5 7 11,660 53.9 3.3 2.5
2012 3 2,240 45.6 3.1 3.4 3 2,240 45.6 3.1 3.4
2013 4 6,300 43.3 3.3 3.1 4 6,300 43.3 3.3 3.1
2014 3 1,830 39.1 4.5 3.3 3 1,830 39.1 4.5 3.3
2015 2 1,170 47.1 -1.7 0.3 2 1,170 47.1 -1.7 0.3
2016 8 14,090 32.1 0.2 0.7 8 14,090 32.1 0.2 0.7
2017 8 12,280 35.3 0.7 0.8 8 12,280 35.3 0.7 0.8
2018 2 1,220 33.7 -0.1 0.5 2 1,220 33.7 -0.1 0.5
2019 2 3,780 59.0 2.1 2.5 2 3,780 59.0 2.1 2.5

Legend: The dash (–) symbol indicates missing data.

Note: Data for 2019 cover the months of January through December. 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 sectors Private sector Public sector
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)
2010 8 10,170 32.4 1.6 1.5 3 2,720 24.0 2.9 2.9 5 7,450 35.5 1.2 1.0
2011 11 17,350 30.4 2.6 2.7 3 4,360 39.2 2.9 3.0 8 12,990 27.5 2.4 2.6
2012 9 16,930 34.0 2.5 2.4 5 3,870 32.1 2.6 2.6 4 13,060 34.6 2.5 2.4
2013 15 33,370 44.3 1.4 2.3 2 1,600 27.8 3.0 3.0 13 31,770 45.1 1.3 2.2
2014 10 10,630 44.3 2.3 2.4 5 6,010 42.3 2.6 2.6 5 4,620 46.8 1.8 2.2
2015 15 29,785 40.0 1.2 1.5 3 3,030 39.8 2.3 2.5 12 26,755 40.0 1.1 1.4
2016 6 4,800 44.1 0.9 1.4 2 1,490 28.0 0.5 1.1 4 3,310 51.4 1.1 1.5
2017 3 2,920 29.4 1.6 1.7 2 2,230 27.4 1.7 1.8 1 690 36.0 1.2 1.7
2018 8 15,255 30.2 1.9 2.1 3 4,220 48.3 2.0 2.1 5 11,035 23.3 1.9 2.2
2019 7 15,490 33.0 1.9 2.2 3 3,410 39.0 2.0 2.1 4 12,080 31.3 1.9 2.2

Note: Data for 2019 cover the months of January through December. 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 sectors Private sector Public sector
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)
2010 59 279,100 35.9 3.5 2.4 59 279,100 35.9 3.5 2.4
2011 19 49,510 45.6 0.5 1.8 19 49,510 45.6 0.5 1.8
2012 7 7,450 37.4 2.5 2.4 7 7,450 37.4 2.5 2.4
2013 68 287,610 34.3 2.8 2.2 68 287,610 34.3 2.8 2.2
2014 10 84,820 34.8 4.4 2.4 10 84,820 34.8 4.4 2.4
2015 24 57,700 43.5 0.5 1.6 24 57,700 43.5 0.5 1.6
2016 50 110,100 36.3 2.0 1.9 50 110,100 36.3 2.0 1.9
2017 13 28,520 36.0 1.7 1.7 13 28,520 36.0 1.7 1.7
2018 15 17,340 41.9 0.8 0.9 15 17,340 41.9 0.8 0.9
2019 32 84,785 36.8 2.0 2.2 32 84,785 36.8 2.0 2.2

Legend: The dash (–) symbol indicates missing data.

Note: Data for 2019 cover the months of January through December. 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 sectors Private sector Public sector
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)
2010 28 34,010 46.5 0.6 1.5 28 34,010 46.5 0.6 1.5
2011 24 21,270 48.0 1.7 1.9 23 20,750 48.3 1.7 1.9 1 520 36.0 1.8 1.8
2012 26 41,385 45.4 0.9 0.9 26 41,385 45.4 0.9 0.9
2013 32 33,420 46.9 1.6 1.9 32 33,420 46.9 1.6 1.9
2014 18 19,770 48.9 2.0 2.1 18 19,770 48.9 2.0 2.1
2015 14 18,480 48.5 1.7 1.8 14 18,480 48.5 1.7 1.8
2016 25 45,210 47.0 2.0 1.4 24 44,690 47.0 2.0 1.3 1 520 48.0 1.7 1.6
2017 9 10,080 47.9 1.7 1.7 9 10,080 47.9 1.7 1.7
2018 10 11,610 52.4 2.2 1.8 10 11,610 52.4 2.2 1.8
2019 7 11,340 52.1 2.3 2.2 7 11,340 52.1 2.3 2.2

Legend: The dash (–) symbol indicates missing data.

Note: Data for 2019 cover the months of January through December. 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 sectors Private sector Public sector
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)
2010 15 44,390 54.9 0.6 1.1 14 43,380 55.3 0.6 1.1 1 1,010 36.0 1.0 1.8
2011 16 31,840 49.4 1.2 1.8 14 30,280 50.5 1.2 1.8 2 1,560 26.9 0.6 1.2
2012 7 22,310 63.0 1.1 1.3 7 22,310 63.0 1.1 1.3
2013 21 53,310 70.9 1.7 1.8 17 43,790 75.7 2.0 2.0 4 9,520 48.4 0.4 1.3
2014 11 16,430 49.8 2.8 1.8 9 14,970 50.0 3.0 1.8 2 1,460 48.0 0.8 1.9
2015 14 53,110 63.5 2.1 1.3 14 53,110 63.5 2.1 1.3
2016 9 24,020 60.0 1.4 1.3 8 23,420 60.0 1.4 1.3 1 600 60.0 0.5 1.5
2017 7 14,550 47.5 1.7 1.9 6 7,560 47.0 1.9 2.0 1 6,990 48.0 1.5 1.9
2018 7 17,970 50.9 0.7 1.8 6 17,320 51.5 0.7 1.9 1 650 36.0 0.0 0.0
2019 6 11,700 56.6 0.7 1.7 4 9,970 56.3 0.8 1.9 2 1,730 58.5 0.0 0.7

Legend: The dash (–) symbol indicates missing data.

Note: Data for 2019 cover the months of January through December. 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 sectors Private sector Public sector
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)
2010 19 34,210 48.9 2.2 2.2 12 16,620 48.0 1.5 2.0 7 17,590 49.7 2.8 2.4
2011 24 51,220 45.4 2.0 2.3 13 28,130 51.6 1.9 2.4 11 23,090 37.9 2.0 2.2
2012 27 104,860 52.6 1.7 1.9 11 23,580 46.8 1.2 2.3 16 81,280 54.3 1.9 1.7
2013 19 21,340 41.1 1.7 2.0 13 12,420 45.4 2.0 2.1 6 8,920 35.1 1.3 1.9
2014 17 32,200 40.6 1.7 1.7 6 5,100 38.8 2.0 2.3 11 27,100 40.9 1.6 1.6
2015 21 46,840 60.8 2.1 2.4 15 38,090 61.8 2.1 2.4 6 8,750 56.1 2.1 2.0
2016 19 86,250 41.2 0.9 1.3 10 16,150 86.2 0.3 1.4 9 70,100 30.8 1.0 1.3
2017 20 28,870 47.0 1.4 1.9 12 13,260 41.7 2.1 2.2 8 15,610 51.4 0.7 1.7
2018 13 22,580 41.5 2.0 2.1 7 6,070 44.1 2.3 2.5 6 16,510 40.6 1.8 2.0
2019 16 29,780 50.2 2.1 2.4 10 16,070 52.6 2.3 2.6 6 13,710 47.4 1.8 2.1

Note: Data for 2019 cover the months of January through December. 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 sectors Private sector Public sector
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)
2010 7 8,150 45.2 0.6 0.8 6 7,600 44.1 0.4 0.8 1 550 59.8 2.8 0.6
2011 9 27,440 52.5 1.6 1.9 6 17,990 61.2 1.6 2.0 3 9,450 35.9 1.6 1.7
2012 12 22,401 41.7 1.5 1.7 8 17,551 42.8 1.6 1.8 4 4,850 37.9 0.9 1.5
2013 9 14,600 43.8 1.6 1.7 5 9,140 51.9 1.5 1.8 4 5,460 30.1 1.7 1.7
2014 9 13,950 44.9 1.9 1.4 5 6,420 40.0 1.9 1.9 4 7,530 49.2 1.9 1.0
2015 4 12,170 42.9 2.1 2.0 3 11,540 42.0 2.0 1.9 1 630 60.0 4.3 2.6
2016 6 19,840 58.6 0.7 1.2 4 13,790 66.5 0.3 1.2 2 6,050 40.5 1.6 1.4
2017 6 9,010 48.1 1.6 1.8 4 7,610 48.1 1.5 1.8 2 1,400 48.0 1.7 1.8
2018 7 24,240 43.6 2.3 2.5 7 24,240 43.6 2.3 2.5
2019 4 5,400 50.9 0.5 1.1 2 1,650 41.0 1.6 1.7 2 3,750 55.2 0.0 0.8

Legend: The dash (–) symbol indicates missing data.

Note: Data for 2019 cover the months of January through December. 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 sectors Private sector Public sector
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)
2010 4 2,940 36.0 2.9 3.2 3 2,120 36.0 3.2 3.5 1 820 36.0 2.0 2.2
2011 13 14,810 55.6 0.6 2.0 9 11,310 59.6 0.5 2.0 4 3,500 42.5 0.8 2.0
2012 13 20,610 49.1 1.4 1.9 7 13,010 50.3 1.8 2.2 6 7,600 46.9 0.6 1.3
2013 17 23,930 50.8 1.0 2.4 13 19,770 52.9 1.1 2.6 4 4,160 40.8 0.8 1.6
2014 5 5,010 35.1 1.5 1.5 3 1,920 24.0 1.2 1.1 2 3,090 42.0 1.6 1.7
2015 10 18,130 45.7 0.8 1.6 8 12,990 42.2 1.0 1.8 2 5,140 54.7 0.2 1.2
2016 7 5,330 44.6 1.9 1.6 3 1,820 33.8 1.6 1.4 4 3,510 50.3 2.1 1.7
2017 8 5,810 46.2 1.6 1.7 5 3,460 48.5 1.8 1.9 3 2,350 42.8 1.3 1.4
2018 13 38,580 43.2 1.2 1.2 13 38,580 43.2 1.2 1.2
2019 2 1,760 45.1 1.1 1.6 1 1,200 48.0 0.0 1.2 1 560 39.0 3.6 2.3

Legend: The dash (–) symbol indicates missing data.

Note: Data for 2019 cover the months of January through December. 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 sectors Private sector Public sector
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)
2010 127 580,550 43.7 1.3 1.6 6 22,830 29.1 1.2 1.3 121 557,720 44.3 1.3 1.7
2011 114 323,720 34.9 1.2 1.5 8 10,780 15.8 2.1 2.0 106 312,940 35.5 1.2 1.5
2012 110 334,150 29.4 1.3 1.6 9 11,680 37.2 0.3 0.3 101 322,470 29.1 1.4 1.6
2013 243 466,730 32.3 0.5 0.7 4 9,220 49.7 0.4 0.9 239 457,510 32.0 0.5 0.7
2014 112 399,280 47.1 0.8 1.4 2 1,100 49.1 2.0 1.8 110 398,180 47.1 0.8 1.4
2015 100 443,955 38.8 0.4 0.8 9 11,520 24.1 1.1 1.3 91 432,435 39.2 0.4 0.8
2016 96 694,880 49.3 0.5 1.2 9 23,100 33.1 0.6 0.7 87 671,780 49.9 0.5 1.2
2017 75 385,090 30.0 1.5 1.7 1 7,370 24.0 1.5 2.0 74 377,720 30.1 1.5 1.7
2018 70 323,700 38.5 0.8 1.0 3 2,430 36.8 0.7 1.0 67 321,270 38.5 0.8 1.0
2019 70 273,887 37.7 1.3 1.4 2 1,430 29.0 0.0 0.0 68 272,457 37.7 1.3 1.4

Note: Data for 2019 cover the months of January through December. 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 sectors Private sector Public sector
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)
2010 6 6,860 44.2 1.4 2.2 6 6,860 44.2 1.4 2.2
2011 14 14,980 39.1 1.0 1.6 10 9,870 39.0 1.5 1.8 4 5,110 39.2 0.0 1.2
2012 5 3,420 41.3 1.4 1.9 5 3,420 41.3 1.4 1.9
2013 6 4,270 48.5 1.7 1.6 4 2,900 43.0 1.5 1.4 2 1,370 60.0 2.0 2.0
2014 10 14,410 47.7 0.9 1.9 7 9,710 44.4 1.0 2.1 3 4,700 54.5 0.8 1.4
2015 6 5,750 53.4 2.2 2.2 4 4,130 57.5 2.2 2.5 2 1,620 43.2 1.9 1.4
2016 6 5,110 54.1 1.3 1.9 6 5,110 54.1 1.3 1.9
2017 5 6,350 46.7 2.0 1.9 4 5,550 51.7 2.2 2.2 1 800 12.0 0.0 0.0
2018 7 6,850 43.9 2.9 2.6 3 2,110 48.9 1.8 2.8 4 4,740 41.7 3.4 2.5
2019 2 1,600 36.0 2.8 1.5 2 1,600 36.0 2.8 1.5

Legend: The dash (–) symbol indicates missing data.

Note: Data for 2019 cover the months of January through December. 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 sectors Private sector Public sector
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)
2010 52 281,750 39.0 1.3 1.5 52 281,750 39.0 1.3 1.5
2011 51 112,910 40.7 1.2 1.9 51 112,910 40.7 1.2 1.9
2012 51 175,020 38.2 1.5 1.8 51 175,020 38.2 1.5 1.8
2013 52 149,680 35.8 1.3 1.4 52 149,680 35.8 1.3 1.4
2014 44 95,870 51.1 1.1 1.7 44 95,870 51.1 1.1 1.7
2015 32 91,400 40.4 1.5 1.5 32 91,400 40.4 1.5 1.5
2016 51 173,430 52.3 1.3 1.5 51 173,430 52.3 1.3 1.5
2017 56 268,150 49.1 1.4 1.6 56 268,150 49.1 1.4 1.6
2018 35 103,350 40.6 1.2 1.3 35 103,350 40.6 1.2 1.3
2019 23 53,855 50.7 1.2 1.4 23 53,855 50.7 1.2 1.4

Legend: The dash (–) symbol indicates missing data.

Note: Data for 2019 cover the months of January through December. 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.

Jurisdiction

All jurisdictions
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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)
2010 333 1,291,380 41.5 1.8 1.8 145 424,490 39.2 2.7 2.1 188 866,890 42.6 1.3 1.6
2011 302 676,710 40.0 1.3 1.8 112 194,640 48.1 1.4 2.0 190 482,070 36.7 1.3 1.7
2012 270 750,776 37.8 1.4 1.7 88 146,496 46.9 1.3 1.5 182 604,280 35.5 1.5 1.7
2013 486 1,094,560 36.9 1.4 1.4 162 426,170 41.6 2.4 2.1 324 668,390 33.8 0.7 1.0
2014 249 694,200 45.8 1.5 1.7 68 151,650 39.4 3.4 2.3 181 542,550 47.6 0.9 1.5
2015 242 778,490 43.0 0.9 1.2 96 211,760 51.3 1.5 1.7 146 566,730 39.9 0.6 1.0
2016 283 1,183,060 48.0 0.9 1.3 124 253,760 45.0 1.5 1.5 159 929,300 48.9 0.7 1.3
2017 210 771,630 38.6 1.4 1.7 64 97,920 39.9 1.7 1.8 146 673,710 38.4 1.4 1.7
2018 187 582,695 40.1 1.1 1.3 69 125,140 45.2 1.4 1.7 118 457,555 38.7 1.0 1.1
2019 171 493,377 40.7 1.5 1.6 65 135,235 42.1 1.9 2.2 106 358,142 40.1 1.3 1.4

Note: Data for 2019 cover the months of January through December. 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.

Federal jurisdiction
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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)
2010 31 164,300 37.1 1.7 1.7 21 26,330 46.3 1.4 1.8 10 137,970 35.4 1.8 1.7
2011 29 74,920 46.8 1.9 2.2 20 45,090 52.2 1.7 2.2 9 29,830 38.7 2.0 2.1
2012 38 144,461 48.6 1.6 1.8 20 37,031 48.1 1.3 2.1 18 107,430 48.8 1.7 1.7
2013 40 77,520 40.4 1.8 1.9 24 26,080 47.0 1.8 2.1 16 51,440 37.0 1.8 1.8
2014 21 31,690 41.5 1.6 1.5 11 11,520 38.1 2.0 2.1 10 20,170 43.4 1.4 1.2
2015 24 47,460 58.0 2.0 2.3 20 44,860 59.5 2.0 2.4 4 2,600 32.5 1.7 1.7
2016 24 122,950 45.2 1.0 1.3 15 30,600 76.0 0.4 1.3 9 92,350 35.0 1.2 1.3
2017 44 199,690 47.9 1.3 1.5 20 23,640 45.1 1.9 2.1 24 176,050 48.3 1.2 1.4
2018 19 47,720 47.1 1.7 1.8 12 17,400 45.5 2.4 2.1 7 30,320 48.0 1.3 1.6
2019 16 23,470 52.0 1.9 2.2 13 18,920 51.3 2.1 2.5 3 4,550 54.8 1.0 1.4

Note: Data for 2019 cover the months of January through December. 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.

Newfoundland and Labrador
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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)
2010 5 5,040 39.9 2.9 2.2 3 3,670 36.9 1.1 1.2 2 1,370 48.0 8.0 5.0
2011 1 570 48.0 2.5 3.1 1 570 48.0 2.5 3.1
2012 1 550 36.0 2.6 2.8 1 550 36.0 2.6 2.8
2013 12 20,510 47.2 0.2 1.3 1 1,400 36.0 2.8 2.7 11 19,110 48.0 0.0 1.2
2014 4 15,170 48.0 0.0 1.2 4 15,170 48.0 0.0 1.2
2015 1 550 36.0 2.4 2.3 1 550 36.0 2.4 2.3
2016 1 1,400 36.0 1.7 1.9 1 1,400 36.0 1.7 1.9
2017
2018 10 19,510 47.7 0.1 0.1 1 550 36.0 2.2 2.0 9 18,960 48.0 0.0 0.0
2019 5 15,480 47.0 0.0 0.2 5 15,480 47.0 0.0 0.2

Legend: The dash (–) symbol indicates missing data.

Note: Data for 2019 cover the months of January through December. 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.

Prince Edward Island
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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)
2010 4 4,260 30.3 2.6 2.7 4 4,260 30.3 2.6 2.7
2011 4 4,850 36.7 1.9 2.0 1 560 60.0 2.5 2.5 3 4,290 33.6 1.8 1.9
2012 2 1,920 22.0 2.0 1.9 2 1,920 22.0 2.0 1.9
2013 3 6,000 47.7 1.0 1.6 3 6,000 47.7 1.0 1.6
2014 3 2,770 42.3 0.7 1.6 3 2,770 42.3 0.7 1.6
2015 1 1,210 48.0 1.5 2.4 1 1,210 48.0 1.5 2.4
2016 3 3,880 41.1 1.6 2.5 1 550 72.0 2.5 2.1 2 3,330 36.0 1.5 2.6
2017
2018 1 1,400 36.0 2.0 1.5 1 1,400 36.0 2.0 1.5
2019 3 4,360 36.0 2.0 2.0 3 4,360 36.0 2.0 2.0

Legend: The dash (–) symbol indicates missing data.

Note: Data for 2019 cover the months of January through December. 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.

Nova Scotia
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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)
2010 9 15,800 30.8 2.4 1.5 9 15,800 30.8 2.4 1.5
2011 13 32,130 26.2 1.3 1.4 2 3,700 36.0 3.5 3.4 11 28,430 24.9 1.1 1.2
2012 21 27,750 32.6 2.2 2.3 6 6,200 41.8 3.8 3.0 15 21,550 30.0 1.8 2.1
2013 15 33,820 34.2 2.1 2.5 2 1,010 36.0 2.0 2.4 13 32,810 34.2 2.1 2.5
2014 5 7,690 32.0 2.0 2.3 2 3,700 36.0 1.7 1.8 3 3,990 28.3 2.3 2.7
2015 8 7,960 39.1 2.1 2.1 5 5,130 38.2 2.2 2.1 3 2,830 40.7 1.8 1.9
2016 1 690 36.0 2.0 1.7 1 690 36.0 2.0 1.7
2017 2 16,800 58.7 0.0 0.9 2 16,800 58.7 0.0 0.9
2018 20 40,520 62.5 0.2 1.1 8 9,310 39.4 0.8 0.8 12 31,210 69.4 0.1 1.2
2019 4 4,060 59.0 0.7 1.4 1 930 48.0 1.7 1.9 3 3,130 62.2 0.4 1.2

Legend: The dash (–) symbol indicates missing data.

Note: Data for 2019 cover the months of January through December. 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.

New Brunswick
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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)
2010 10 11,990 41.9 1.8 2.2 6 3,960 29.6 3.6 3.1 4 8,030 48.0 0.9 1.7
2011 6 7,910 45.9 -0.1 1.0 1 680 36.0 -1.0 0.0 5 7,230 46.8 0.0 1.1
2012 2 2,690 43.1 1.5 2.0 1 1,100 36.0 3.8 3.5 1 1,590 48.0 0.0 1.0
2013 8 28,370 47.1 0.3 1.1 4 2,700 38.5 2.8 2.2 4 25,670 48.0 0.0 1.0
2014 4 4,520 45.8 0.9 1.6 2 1,150 45.4 1.7 1.9 2 3,370 46.0 0.6 1.5
2015 6 12,990 54.7 1.3 1.2 1 600 36.0 1.9 1.4 5 12,390 55.6 1.2 1.2
2016 12 13,830 51.7 1.6 1.7 5 4,600 36.0 1.9 2.0 7 9,230 59.5 1.5 1.5
2017 3 18,070 53.9 1.0 1.0 3 18,070 53.9 1.0 1.0
2018 1 550 48.0 2.5 2.5 1 550 48.0 2.5 2.5
2019 4 3,050 36.0 1.9 2.1 4 3,050 36.0 1.9 2.1

Legend: The dash (–) symbol indicates missing data.

Note: Data for 2019 cover the months of January through December. 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.

Quebec
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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)
2010 61 528,810 52.2 1.7 1.5 16 169,560 36.6 4.1 2.2 45 359,250 59.5 0.5 1.2
2011 39 106,900 55.1 1.3 1.8 17 18,900 65.0 1.7 2.3 22 88,000 53.0 1.2 1.7
2012 25 34,145 60.2 2.2 2.1 14 12,705 46.1 2.6 2.5 11 21,440 68.6 2.0 1.9
2013 43 203,510 36.4 2.5 2.0 22 170,630 33.4 2.7 2.0 21 32,880 52.0 1.6 2.3
2014 27 99,420 38.3 4.1 2.3 11 83,950 34.7 4.5 2.4 16 15,470 57.4 2.1 1.8
2015 19 29,350 56.6 1.9 1.8 8 11,810 52.6 1.5 1.7 11 17,540 59.3 2.2 1.9
2016 52 470,500 60.0 0.1 1.1 9 9,210 48.5 2.2 2.1 43 461,290 60.2 0.1 1.1
2017 17 27,920 66.6 1.6 1.8 3 2,900 53.6 2.3 2.3 14 25,020 68.1 1.5 1.7
2018 8 22,090 61.6 1.5 1.8 4 18,550 58.8 1.6 1.8 4 3,540 76.2 1.0 1.7
2019 7 8,970 56.5 2.0 2.0 4 5,200 42.3 2.1 2.1 3 3,770 76.2 1.9 1.9

Note: Data for 2019 cover the months of January through December. 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.

Ontario
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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)
2010 104 238,430 38.4 1.8 1.9 70 174,240 40.0 1.6 1.9 34 64,190 34.0 2.3 1.9
2011 85 185,190 38.3 1.2 1.6 33 45,710 40.5 1.6 1.7 52 139,480 37.6 1.1 1.5
2012 74 185,080 40.4 0.8 1.2 31 67,050 50.6 0.3 0.5 43 118,030 34.7 1.0 1.5
2013 254 477,170 30.6 0.8 0.9 63 131,360 37.4 2.2 2.3 191 345,810 28.0 0.3 0.4
2014 61 169,315 35.3 1.2 1.4 17 17,950 45.6 1.5 1.9 44 151,365 34.1 1.2 1.3
2015 82 463,120 39.0 0.4 0.8 24 58,680 56.2 1.4 1.4 58 404,440 36.5 0.3 0.7
2016 104 365,030 36.4 1.6 1.6 65 166,220 41.8 1.8 1.6 39 198,810 31.8 1.5 1.6
2017 73 384,360 31.7 1.8 2.0 13 23,520 36.7 3.3 2.3 60 360,840 31.3 1.7 2.0
2018 58 201,280 35.7 1.5 1.7 16 41,270 40.9 0.9 1.5 42 160,010 34.4 1.6 1.7
2019 52 186,440 38.7 1.7 1.8 29 85,635 38.2 2.1 2.3 23 100,805 39.0 1.4 1.4

Note: Data for 2019 cover the months of January through December. 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.

Manitoba
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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)
2010 13 30,960 40.9 1.8 2.1 5 5,360 48.4 3.0 2.8 8 25,600 39.4 1.6 1.9
2011 25 38,600 46.8 0.7 1.7 3 3,020 39.4 2.5 3.0 22 35,580 47.4 0.5 1.6
2012 6 7,550 37.7 3.0 2.8 2 1,250 36.0 1.3 2.1 4 6,300 38.0 3.3 2.9
2013 11 15,190 49.2 1.2 2.1 5 6,810 50.8 2.8 2.9 6 8,380 47.9 0.0 1.5
2014 15 34,850 51.1 1.9 1.9 3 5,280 54.4 2.9 2.1 12 29,570 50.5 1.7 1.9
2015 18 36,835 49.3 1.4 1.8 4 3,700 51.9 2.6 2.4 14 33,135 49.0 1.2 1.7
2016 22 32,740 50.8 1.7 1.8 3 2,700 48.0 3.2 3.1 19 30,040 51.0 1.5 1.7
2017 5 9,390 51.7 0.4 1.4 5 9,390 51.7 0.4 1.4
2018 7 9,370 53.8 2.0 1.7 6 8,400 54.4 2.2 1.8 1 970 48.0 0.0 0.4
2019 1 1,400 47.8 0.0 1.8 1 1,400 47.8 0.0 1.8

Legend: The dash (–) symbol indicates missing data.

Note: Data for 2019 cover the months of January through December. 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.

Saskatchewan
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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)
2010 13 43,260 42.9 3.3 2.4 2 1,470 36.0 7.7 5.5 11 41,790 43.1 3.2 2.3
2011 13 26,920 38.1 2.4 2.7 3 2,750 44.2 4.2 3.1 10 24,170 37.4 2.2 2.7
2012 4 12,020 24.3 0.4 1.2 4 12,020 24.3 0.4 1.2
2013 12 20,710 43.8 2.2 2.0 4 4,520 51.6 3.4 3.2 8 16,190 41.6 1.8 1.6
2014 16 31,955 53.5 1.9 1.8 2 1,250 53.8 2.3 1.8 14 30,705 53.5 1.9 1.8
2015 8 21,280 45.5 1.8 1.8 2 1,420 32.8 0.5 0.8 6 19,860 46.4 1.9 1.9
2016 3 11,630 44.9 0.3 1.0 1 940 36.0 2.7 2.7 2 10,690 45.7 0.1 0.8
2017 6 5,810 41.8 1.3 1.6 3 2,330 43.8 0.6 1.7 3 3,480 40.5 1.9 1.6
2018 6 17,440 31.0 0.1 0.6 1 1,250 96.1 0.0 1.1 5 16,190 25.9 0.1 0.6
2019 8 29,670 63.4 0.1 1.1 1 900 84.0 2.0 2.0 7 28,770 62.7 0.1 1.1

Legend: The dash (–) symbol indicates missing data.

Note: Data for 2019 cover the months of January through December. 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.

Alberta
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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)
2010 58 119,640 21.4 3.0 3.5 10 14,540 35.9 2.2 2.8 48 105,100 19.4 3.1 3.6
2011 60 140,190 33.5 1.5 2.3 24 64,200 47.2 0.6 1.9 36 75,990 22.0 2.2 2.7
2012 42 114,830 34.2 2.8 2.8 7 6,770 27.4 3.3 3.1 35 108,060 34.6 2.8 2.8
2013 35 64,420 45.0 1.8 1.8 16 32,640 47.2 3.0 2.6 19 31,780 42.7 0.7 0.9
2014 34 97,370 45.1 1.4 2.0 9 12,200 45.0 3.5 2.2 25 85,170 45.1 1.1 1.9
2015 45 97,410 40.6 1.1 1.5 24 57,470 45.0 0.2 1.2 21 39,940 34.3 2.4 1.9
2016 33 79,800 30.3 1.3 1.2 14 26,590 30.4 0.4 0.5 19 53,210 30.3 1.8 1.6
2017 36 70,230 26.0 0.6 0.7 10 16,850 31.3 -0.2 0.4 26 53,380 24.4 0.9 0.7
2018 37 142,645 35.4 0.2 0.2 8 7,740 39.7 0.2 0.8 29 134,905 35.1 0.2 0.2
2019 40 63,470 33.6 0.4 0.6 10 10,400 43.2 1.1 1.6 30 53,070 31.7 0.2 0.4

Note: Data for 2019 cover the months of January through December. 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.

British Columbia
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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)
2010 21 116,390 28.2 0.1 0.2 10 16,860 51.3 0.4 1.5 11 99,530 24.3 0.0 0.0
2011 26 57,820 27.6 0.5 0.5 7 9,460 47.0 1.9 2.2 19 48,360 23.8 0.2 0.2
2012 51 210,030 27.5 1.0 1.2 5 11,600 42.1 2.1 2.1 46 198,430 26.6 0.9 1.1
2013 50 137,860 47.3 1.3 1.6 19 42,720 77.2 1.7 1.8 31 95,140 33.9 1.1 1.6
2014 58 198,740 57.8 0.3 1.4 11 14,650 48.8 1.9 2.0 47 184,090 58.5 0.2 1.3
2015 28 57,285 53.1 1.4 1.7 6 25,300 44.5 3.0 2.4 22 31,985 60.0 0.2 1.2
2016 25 71,560 53.2 0.6 1.3 9 8,950 43.0 0.9 1.3 16 62,610 54.7 0.5 1.3
2017 24 39,360 42.5 1.4 1.9 15 28,680 41.7 1.2 1.8 9 10,680 44.7 1.9 2.1
2018 17 76,520 36.6 2.0 2.1 10 17,180 39.2 2.2 2.3 7 59,340 35.9 2.0 2.0
2019 28 144,357 37.5 2.0 2.0 3 10,200 54.5 1.1 1.4 25 134,157 36.2 2.0 2.0

Note: Data for 2019 cover the months of January through December. 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.

All territories
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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)
2010 2 4,000 36.0 2.0 2.2 2 4,000 36.0 2.0 2.2
2011 1 710 48.0 4.5 2.7 1 710 48.0 4.5 2.7
2012 3 7,510 46.7 1.1 2.0 3 7,510 46.7 1.1 2.0
2013 1 3,180 36.0 2.0 1.9 1 3,180 36.0 2.0 1.9
2014 1 710 48.0 3.0 1.7 1 710 48.0 3.0 1.7
2015 1 800 36.0 1.5 1.7 1 800 36.0 1.5 1.7
2016 2 7,050 41.6 2.0 1.6 2 7,050 41.6 2.0 1.6
2017
2018 1 710 48.0 1.0 1.5 1 710 48.0 1.0 1.5
2019 3 8,650 47.1 1.0 1.6 3 8,650 47.1 1.0 1.6

Legend: The dash (–) symbol indicates missing data.

Note: Data for 2019 cover the months of January through December. 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.

Multi-provinces
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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)
2010 2 8,500 36.0 3.5 2.5 2 8,500 36.0 3.5 2.5
2011
2012 1 2,240 36.0 2.1 2.5 1 2,240 36.0 2.1 2.5
2013 2 6,300 42.8 3.8 2.0 2 6,300 42.8 3.8 2.0
2014
2015 1 2,240 36.0 3.4 2.8 1 2,240 36.0 3.4 2.8
2016 1 2,000 36.0 2.2 2.2 1 2,000 36.0 2.2 2.2
2017
2018 2 2,940 38.8 1.5 1.0 2 2,940 38.8 1.5 1.0
2019

Legend: The dash (–) symbol indicates missing data.

Note: Data for 2019 cover the months of January through December. 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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