The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the Customs and Immigration Union (CIU) have reached tentative agreements with the Treasury Board and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

A media release from  PSAC notes that the agreement, representing over 9000 CBSA members was reached after nine days of around-the-clock negotiations.

The new four-year agreement running until June 2026 includes a total compounded wage increase of 15.7 per cent, enhanced protections relative to technological changes, and better shift scheduling and leave provisions. 

Sharon DeSousa, PSAC National President says this is a well-deserved victory for our members at CBSA who safeguard our nation’s borders and ensure the safety and security of all Canadians.

An online vote will take place in the coming weeks. 

Full details of the tentative agreement can be found here.

The news is a relief for the agriculture industry as millions of dollars worth of goods and commodities move across the border on a regular basis from live animals, to fertilizer, grain, equipment, parts and more.