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Link to the Active Certificates Table

Note: New Table Format

The Board introduced a new case management system (database) where certificate numbers are now automatically generated using a unique prefix to identify the certificate type. For example, "C" precedes a Certificate number while "RC" precedes a Replacement Certificate number. The System Certificate No. column contains this unique identifier for migrated data and certificates issued after November 5, 2019. The Certificate No. column displays the number on a certificate issued prior to November 5, 2019.

The Labour Relations Board posts its active certificates on the Web. These certificates appear in an Excel spreadsheet and are updated on a monthly basis. They appear in alphabetical order according to the name of the Employer.

Due to time delays in posting, there may be certificates which do not yet appear on the list. All certificates which do appear, have bargaining relationships under the Labour Relations Code and the Public Service Employee Relations Act.

As the information is input directly from a database to the Web, the Board appreciates e-mail notificaton of any errors. Please include your name, phone number, the Certificate Number and BR- Number [located on the certificate(s)] and the name of the parties in your e-mail. There are currently over three thousand active certificates with the Board. To display these effectively, they have been divided into years [with the downloadable file].

Each table row contains information found on the certificate. If you require historical information about a certificate or a copy of the actual certificate, e-mail or write the Board identifying the certificate number, BR number, the parties' names, your name, address, phone number, and fax number. The Board will mail or fax the information to you. Please allow up to 15 working days to complete the inquiry.

Email the Board to receive a copy of a certificate.


Sample Certificate

When the Board certifies an employer, it issues a formal certificate. This certificate identifies the names of the employer and the trade union. It also defines the bargaining unit for which the trade union is certified. The certificate indicates a bargaining relationship exits between the named parties. The Board does not issue certificates for bargaining relationships established through voluntary recognition.

See the sample certificate below:

A certificate has seven elements:

  1. The trade union's legal name.
  2. The employer's legal name.
  3. The bargaining unit, often called the unit description.
  4. The Board's signature (the Chair or a Vice-Chair).
  5. The Process file number and the Bargaining Relationship file number.
  6. The certificate number.
  7. The date of the certificate (the latter of the date of the certification vote or Board order creating the certificate).

Graphic CertificateClick on this Certificate to see a larger size.



Certificate Information

Here is an example of the information found on the Excel spreadsheet.

Board File No.

Employer Name

Trade Union Name

Certificate No. prior to Nov. 5, 2019

System Generated Certificate No.

Bargaining Unit Description

Date Certificate Issued


ABC Company

XYZ, Local No. 123



All employees


This information will appear on every Board Certificate. Click here to see the sample certificate.

Download the Active Certificates File


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