Parks Canada: retro pay sent, but 300 workers still missing lump sum payment

PSAC members working at Parks Canada have now been issued retroactive pay. However, the employer has provided no timeline on the disbursement of the $2,500 pensionable one-time lump sum payment. Parks Canada has also taken no steps to honour the collective agreement bargained in good faith and ensure that all term workers receive the payment. 

  • See our FAQ about the Parks Canada agreement including details on the lump sum payment, wage adjustments, and retroactive pay.  

As part of the agreement Parks members ratified during the latest round of bargaining, a one-time pensionable lump sum was negotiated, but there are still close to 300 Parks members who may be denied the payment due to employer delays in signing the collective agreement.  

This includes firefighters who have been on the frontlines of wildfires that have ravaged communities, and members in seasonal and term positions at Canada’s historical sites. 

More than 1,000 letters have been sent to the President of Treasury Board, Anita Anand, and Minister of the Environment, Stephen Guilbeault to push the Parks Canada Agency to honour the hard-fought collective agreement our members secured. 

Next Steps 

Keep up the pressure: send a letter to the Minister of the Environment Steven Guilbeault and President of the Treasury Board Anita Anand to push the employer to honour a collective agreement bargained in good faith. Keep your contact information updated to date to receive the latest news. 



December 20, 2023