NCC/PSAC-UNE 70080 Mandatory Information Session & Ratification Votes

The PSAC and the National Capital Commission (NCC) have reached a tentative agreement.

Important Information

In order to be eligible to vote you must ensure the following steps are followed/met:

  1. ensure you are a member in good standing (MIGS)
  2. register and attend a mandatory information session
  3. have received your voter package containing your Personal Identification Number (PIN) by e-mail

Step 1: Ensure you are a member in good standing (MIGS)

In some situations, PSAC members are not yet, or have ceased being, members in good standing (MIGS) and lose the right to participate in ratification votes.  These include:

  • Extended leave
    • If you are on extended leave (e.g., long term disability, maternity or parental leave, etc.) you are no longer a member in good standing (MIGS), you can make a request to remain in good standing to the National President via this online form. This will allow you to participate in the ratification vote.
  • Signing Your Union Card
    • If you have never signed a union card, you will not be able to participate in the ratification process. You can fill out the temporary union card online which will ensure your MIGS status for the duration of the voting period.  This is only a temporary card and you will be asked to sign an actual membership card once the pandemic is over and we return to our offices.

If you have difficulty at any time in the process, please contact your PSAC Regional Office at or by phone 613-714-4829.


  • The PSAC constitution requires all members to attend an information session before they vote. These sessions will be held by webinar and will allow members to ask questions regarding the content of the tentative agreement. The dates and times of the webinars are listed below, you will have to register in advance.
    • Attendance will be tracked and only those who registered and attended the full presentation will have their member profile updated on the e-voting system, enabling them to vote.
      • Please note that registrations will close 90 minutes before a webinar starts. Make sure to register early in order to secure your spot.
  • Your PSAC ID is required to register for the webinar.
    • It is listed in the top left corner of your voter package or you can contact your PSAC Regional Office Vote line to obtain it.
  • Online webinar participation is preferred, its strongly recommended that you:
    • join online via browser or the GoToWebinar app (iPhone, Android) and only call into the webinar if you have no other option. This will allow you to pose questions in the question box, follow along with the videos and presentation, and easily have your attendance tracked. Those who join by phone will have to go through an additional verification process.
  • If you will be joining by phone
    • please note that your attendance will not be automatically registered, therefore, you must inform your PSAC Regional Office of your presence on the webinar. Instructions on how to do so will be provided during the webinar. If we do not have a record of your attendance, your vote will not be activated.
  • Requests for special accommodation
    • If you require any accommodation to be able to participate fully in the webinars (such as ASL interpretation), please contact your PSAC Regional office as soon as possible at
  • Technical notes
    • Please note that Gotowebinar is not supported on Internet Explorer. Please use a different browser to register for the webinars (Chrome, Firefox, Edge etc.)
    • Please join the webinar a few minutes early to make sure you are able to log-in and address any technical problems in advance.
    • The webinar may not work on all tablets.

Step 3: Receive your voter package and Personal Identification Number (PIN)

  • For those PSAC members for whom we have a personal email, your voter package containing your voting PIN we will be sent to you by email on March 5, 2021 from sender
  • If you have not received your PIN by March 8, 2021, please contact the regional office vote line at or by phone at 613-714-4829.
    • please check your junk e-mail folder as it could be there

Please select from one of the links below to register for the Information Session of your choice:

Date Time Language Registration Link
March 9 12:00 pm English CLOSED
March 9 5:00 pm French CLOSED
March 10 12:00 pm French CLOSED
March 10 5:00 pm English CLOSED


You will have the opportunity to vote on the tentative agreement with your employer by telephone or online. As stated above, you must attend an information session and confirmed your membership status before your voting PIN will be activated.

  • Using the PIN that was sent to you by e-mail, you can vote any time from Thursday, March 11 at 8am, until Friday, March 12 at 12pm, 2021.
  • The phone number and website for voting will be provided to you during the webinar. 
  • Please be aware that if you should be interrupted while voting, you may re-access the voting system to complete your voting.
  • This vote is by secret ballot. How you vote is entirely confidential.