Collective Agreements

What's on This Page

The IRHR Library has curated a list of databases which compile collective agreements for each Canadian province/territory, as well as federal USA sources. A Collective Bargaining  Agreement, also referred to as Collective Agreement or Contract, is a legally-binding written contract, arrived at through the process of negotiations between the Union and the Employer. The Collective Agreement covers such things as the employee’s wages, hours of work, and terms and conditions of employment. This written agreement between the Union and the Employer is for a definite period of time, defines the rights of employees and the processes for resolving disputes or handling issues that arise during the term of the agreement.

Alberta Collective Bargaining Agreements

"Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA) negotiated by both the trade union and employer are posted online once they are submitted to Alberta Labour and Immigration’s Director of Mediation Services, as outlined in the Labour Relations Code" - ACBA

British Columbia Bargaining Database

"This website provides general information on collective agreement settlements in British Columbia. Information will include monthly reports on wage settlements, work stoppages, and the status of negotiations throughout the province, and information will be based on the settlements and work stoppages reported to the BC Bargaining Database, the British Columbia Labour Relations Board, and the Business Council of British Columbia." - BCBD

British Columbia Government and Service Employees Union

"The BCGEU is a democratic, member-run organization that represents the economic, social and political interests of its membership." - BCGASEU

Manitoba Labour Relations


"Negotech is a repository of collective agreements which is available as a courtesy via the Employment and Social Development Canada's (ESDC) web site." You can search by keyword, agreement number, jurisdiction, industry, or occupation.

New Brunswick Collective Agreement Retrieval System (CARS) 

"The Collective Agreement Retrieval System (CARS) is an online search engine for collective agreements and arbitration awards filed with the Industrial Relations Branch of the Department. The CARS system also includes the quarterly publication Collective Bargaining in New Brunswick." - NBCARS

Newfoundland and Labrador Collective Agreement Database

"This database includes only those active collective agreements filed with the Minister by parties to the collective agreements. It contains agreements from the private and public sector." - NALCAD

Northwest Territories Collective Agreements


Nova Scotia Collective Agreement Database 

Nunavut Employees Union Collective Agreements 

Ontario Hospital Association

"​​​​​​The OHA has long been a part of the Central Bargaining process for Ontario hospitals.  Labour Relations Services (LRS) coordinates and implements the Central Bargaining process for seven major unions representing hospital workers in Ontario." - OHA

Ontario Ministry of Labour - Collective Agreements e-Library Portal 
The Collective Agreement e-Library Portal houses public and private sector collective agreements in Ontario. Search collective agreements and their associated generations via the self-serve, online portal. You can search the Collective Agreement e-Library Portal by industry : Construction; Health and Social Services; Manufacturing; Education and Related Services; Agriculture and Natural Resources; Public Administration; Trade and Finance; Transport, Communications and Utilities; Other services.

Prince Edward Island Collective Agreement Database 

Quebec - CPN (Comité Patronaux de Négociation) 

Quebec - Corail (Conventions Collectives en Ligne)

Treasury Board Secretariat
"Access Government of Canada collective agreements that provide information on rates of pay, working conditions, terms and conditions of employment, and leave provisions." - TBS

Saskatchewan Government and General Employees Union 

"SGEU is a democratic union. Through which we strive for healthy productive work environments as we provide quality public services and representation for all interest groups." - SGAGEU

Yukon Collective Agreements


U.S. Dept. of Labor. Office of Labor-Management Standards - Collective Bargaining Agreements File: Online Listings of Private and Public Sector

"The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) helps ensure that workers have a voice in the workplace and highlights the important role unions play in the modern American economy. OLMS promotes labor-management transparency by making available reports showing unions’ financial condition and employers’ expenditures for their activities in persuading workers during union organizing campaigns." - OLMS 

U.S. Labor Contracts Database

"This database serves as a one-stop public on-line clearinghouse for cataloged and digitized complete text of union contracts. Most of these contracts were found on the public Web in a wide variety of file formats. They have been processed into Acrobat PDF's and are cataloged with the following information: language and country, name and local of of union, name of agency bargained with, state in which the contract was signed, years for which contract is valid, occupational titles of covered employees, NAICS two-digit code for agency, source and format of the original digital version, and when available, name and address of contact person." - US LCD