The Union Advantage Across Canada (Provincial Breakdown)

Canada’s Union Advantage

There were 4,694,600 union members working everywhere across Canada in 2013 – about 31% of the country’s workforce.  Those workers earned, on average, $5.17/hour more because their unions negotiated fair wages and work hours. Those extra dollars on workers’ paycheques stay in the local economy. They get spent at local businesses, where they sustain jobs, and support community services that add to everyone’s quality of life.