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How Do I Find Collective Agreements?

Canadian and U.S. sources of collective agreements.

Collective Agreements ...

Collective Agreements...

  • are legal contracts between a union and an employer
  • typically set out the rates of pay, hours of work, vacations, benefits, grievance procedures, and other conditions of employment
  • have a set expiry date (typically one to three years)

Collective Agreement Sources

CANADA | Alberta | British Columbia | Manitoba | New Brunswick | Newfoundland and Labrador | Northwest Territories | Nova Scotia | Nunuvat | Ontario | Prince Edward Island | Quebec | Saskatchewan | Yukon | UNITED STATES

CANADA

  • Best Bet!open accessNegotech - Employment and Social Development Canada
    • Contains full-text copies of current and historical collective agreements across Canada.
    • Search by company, union, date, sector, industry and other criteria.
       
  • open accessCollective Agreements for Public Service - Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
    • Contains current collective agreements of groups in the federal public service in Canada.
    • Search for agreements by keyword(s) or browse alphabetically.

Alberta

  • open accessCollective Bargaining Agreements - Alberta Labour
    • Contains selected collective agreements for organizations operating within Alberta, Canada.
    • Includes the current and most recent expired agreements filed electronically with the Government of Alberta.
    • Search for agreements by employer, union, city/region, local # and date.

British Columbia

  • open accessBC Bargaining Database - Business Council of British Columbia
    • Contains current and expired collective agreements throughout British Columbia, Canada.
    • Search by company, sector, industry, uinion, date and keyword(s).
       
  • open accessCollective Agreements - Labour Relations Board British Columbia
    • Contains current and historical collective agreements filed in British Columbia, Canada.
    • Browse agreements by employer.

Manitoba

  • open accessBargaining - Manitoba School Boards Association
    • Contains current collective agreements for teaching and non-teaching staff in Manitoba,Canada. 
    • Browse agreements by Division.
       
  • open accessCollective Agreements - MNU (Manitoba Nurses Union)
    • Includes current collective agreements for various regional health authorities and health facilities in Manitoba, Canada. 
    • Browse agreements by category.

New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • open accessCollective Agreement Database - Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, Newfoundland and Labrador
    • Contains current collective agreements filed with the Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
    • Search by keyword(s), NAICS code, union, employer and date.
       
  • open accessCollective Agreements - NAPE (Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees)
    • Contains current collective agreements negotiated by NAPE on behalf of its members in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. 
    • Search by keyword(s). 

Northwest Territories

  • open accessTerms of Employment - Human Resources, Northwest Terrorities
    • Contains current collective agreements between the NWTTA (Northwest Territories Teachers' Association), the UNW (Union of Northern Workers) and the Government of the Northwest Terrorities in Canada.

Nova Scotia

  • open accessAgreements  - NSCLRA (Nova Scotia Construction Labour Relations Association)
    • Contains current collective agreements for trades affiliated with the Nova Scotia Construction Labour Relations Association in Canada.
    • Browse collective agreements from mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island.

Nunavut

  • open accessCollective Agreements - NEU (Nunavut Employees Union) 
    • Contains collective agreeements for bargaining units associated with the Nunavut Employees Union in Canada.
    • Browse collective agreements by title.

Ontario

  • open accessCollective Agreements e-Library Portal - Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development
    • Contains current and expired public and private sector collective agreements in Ontario, Canada.
    • Search by keyword(s), employer,  union, sector and industry.
       
  • open accessCollective Agreements - OHA (Ontario Hospital Association)
    • Contains current central and local collective agreements for hospitals in Ontario, Canada.
    • Browse for agreements by union name.
       
  • open accessCollective Agreements (Contracts) - Human Resources Services, McMaster University
    • Contains current and historical collective agreements for various employee groups at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Prince Edward Island

  • open accessCollective Agreements - Workforce and Advanced Learning, Prince Edward Island
    • A listing of active collective agreements on file with the Industrial Relations Division in Prince Edward Island, Canada.
    • Browse agreements by employer/company name.

Québec

  • open accessCollective Agreements - Commission De La Construction Du Québec
    • Includes current collective agreements for various sectors of the construction industry
       
  • open accessCollective Agreements - CPN (Comité Patronaux de Négociation)  Management Negotiating Committee)
    • Includes current collective agreements for teaching, professional and support staff of school service centers, school boards and colleges. 

Saskatchewan

  • open accessAgreements - CLR Construction Labour Relations Association of Saskatchewan
    • Contains new and historical collective agreements for various building trades in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Yukon

  • open accessCollective Agreements - Public Service Commission, Yukon Government
    • Current and historical collective agreements with the YTA (Yukon Teachers Association), the PSAC/YEU (Public Service Alliance of Canada/Yukon Employees' Union) and the Government of Yukon in Canada.

UNITED STATES

  • open accessCollective Bargaining Agreements File: Online Listings of Private and Public Sector Agreements - OLMS (Office of Labor-Management Standards), Department of Labor, United States
    • Contains current and historical public and private sector collective agreements in the United States.
    • Browse agreements alphabetically by employer name. 
       
  • Best Bet!open accessLabor Contracts Database - IRLE (Institute for Research on Labor and Employment) Library, University of California, Berkeley
    • "A one-stop public on-line clearinghouse for cataloged and digitized complete union contract text."
    • Search U.S. labour contracts by state, union name or occupation.
       

Other Sources of Collective Agreements

When the agreement is not available ...

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