The Canadian Union of Public Employees

CUPE is Canada’s largest union with over 700,000 members across the country. CUPE represents workers across a broad range of sectors including airlines, child care and early learning, emergency services, health care, K-12, libraries, municipalities, post-secondary, social services, and transportation.

  • More than 60 per cent of our members are women
  • More than 70 per cent of CUPE’s 3,946 collective agreements are with locals of 100 members or less
  • CUPE has more than 2,363 locals and chartered organizations across the country, ranging in size from 20 to 20,000 members
  • CUPE membership’s collective annual payroll is over $21.8 billion

CUPE is a founding union of the Canadian Labour Congress, the umbrella organization for the Canadian labour movement. With dozens of affiliated Canadian and International unions, as well as provincial federations of labour and regional labour councils, the CLC represents the interests of more than three million workers in every imaginable occupation from coast to coast to coast.

More information about CUPE can be found here.