Unionize your workplace with PIPSC

Are you and your colleagues looking for fair pay, safe working conditions, and strong representation? You need a labour union to negotiate and advocate for you. Choose one that understands your profession and your needs.

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) is a labour union founded in 1920. With over 65,000 members, PIPSC is the largest union in Canada representing professionals employed at the federal and other levels of government.

Find out what we’ve achieved over the past century in our 100th anniversary video. Here are just a few of our accomplishments:

  • ensuring scientific integrity
  • guaranteeing strong pensions
  • fighting for equal pay and human rights
  • protecting whistleblowers
  • promoting tax fairness
  • challenging costly outsourcing contracts

We serve our members with dedicated staff located across the country in our national and regional offices.

Is PIPSC the right union to represent you and your colleagues?

Different unions specialize in different types of workers or workplaces. PIPSC represents public service professionals such as scientists, engineers, auditors, nurses and IT professionals.

If you answer “yes” to all 3 questions below, PIPSC might be a good choice for you. Learn more about how to unionize your workplace or contact our mobilization team to get started.

If you answer “no” to some of these questions, but still think that PIPSC might be the best fit for you, the PIPSC Board of Directors can approve an exception to these criteria. Contact us to learn more.

1. Are you part of a Canadian public service?

Public service professionals can work for all levels of government:

  • federal
  • provincial or territorial
  • municipal
  • government-owned organizations such as hospitals, power plants or municipal corporations

2. Do you work in a professional capacity?

Public service professionals either work in a professional capacity or in the administration of professional work.

For example, an auditor might conduct audits, or they might coordinate a team of auditors without being directly involved in the audits.

3. Do you have specialized knowledge or a professional designation?

Public service professionals are considered professionals for a variety of reasons. Your occupation can be considered professional if you do any of the following:

  • apply specialized knowledge usually acquired through a university degree
  • are a member of the corporate body of a profession (for example, the College of Nurses of Ontario)
  • have equivalent qualifications to the above


Ready to get started? Read more about how to unionize your workplace with PIPSC or contact our mobilization team for help and support.

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