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Public Sector Equitable Compensation Act

Version of section 2 from 2014-11-01 to 2017-06-18:

The following provision is not in force.

Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) The following definitions apply in this Act.

    bargaining agent

    agent négociateur

    bargaining agent means an employee organization that is certified by the Board as the bargaining agent for the employees in a bargaining unit. (agent négociateur)

    bargaining unit

    unité de négociation

    bargaining unit means a group of two or more employees that is determined by the Board to constitute a unit of employees appropriate for collective bargaining. (unité de négociation)



    Board means the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board that is established by subsection 4(1) of the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act. (Commission)

    collective agreement

    convention collective

    collective agreement means an agreement in writing, entered into under Part 1 of the Public Service Labour Relations Act between the employer and a bargaining agent, containing provisions respecting terms and conditions of employment and related matters. (convention collective)



    compensation means any form of remuneration payable for work performed by an employee and includes

    • (a) salaries, commissions, vacation pay, sev- erance pay and bonuses;

    • (b) payments in kind;

    • (c) employer contributions to pension funds or plans, long-term disability plans and all forms of health insurance plans; and

    • (d) any other advantage received directly or indirectly from the employer. (rémunération)



    employee means a person who is employed by an employer, other than a person who is

    • (a) appointed by the Governor in Council under an Act of Parliament to a statutory position described in that Act; or

    • (b) locally engaged outside Canada. (employé)



    employer means Her Majesty in right of Canada as represented by

    • (a) the Treasury Board, in the case of a department named in Schedule I to the Financial Administration Act or another portion of the federal public administration named in Schedule IV to that Act; and

    • (b) the separate agency, in the case of a portion of the federal public administration named in Schedule V to the Financial Administration Act. (employeur)

    female predominant

    à prédominance féminine

    female predominant, in relation to a job group or a job class, means a job group or job class, as the case may be, composed of at least 70% female employees. (à prédominance féminine)

    job class

    catégorie d’emplois

    job class means two or more positions in the same job group that have similar duties and responsibilities, require similar qualifications, are part of the same compensation plan and are within the same range of salary rates. (catégorie d’emplois)

    job group

    groupe d’emplois

    job group has the meaning assigned by the regulations. (groupe d’emplois)

    non-unionized employee

    employé non syndiqué

    non-unionized employee means an employee who is not a member of a bargaining unit that is represented by a bargaining agent. (employé non syndiqué)


    Version anglaise seulement

    prescribed means prescribed by regulation. (Version anglaise seulement)

    unionized employee

    employé syndiqué

    unionized employee means an employee who is a member of a bargaining unit that is represented by a bargaining agent. (employé syndiqué)

  • Marginal note:Royal Canadian Mounted Police

    (2) For greater certainty, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are employees for the purposes of this Act.

  • Marginal note:Canadian Forces

    (3) For the purposes of this Act,

    • (a) officers and non-commissioned members of the Canadian Forces are deemed to be employees; and

    • (b) Her Majesty in right of Canada, as represented by the Treasury Board, is deemed to be the employer of those officers and members.

  • 2009, c. 2, s. 394 "2"
  • 2013, c. 40, s. 441

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