Appointment of an Arbitrator
(Section 86)
Appointment of a Settlement Officer) (Section 87)
Expedited Arbitration (Section 104)
Mediation/Arbitration Section 105)

Common Questions
What is arbitration?
What is a settlement officer?
How can I get a copy of an arbitration decision?

Quick Links
Joint Advisory Committee
Register of Arbitrators
Activity Reports
Where to Find Arbitration Decisions

Labour Relations Code, Part 8--Arbitration Procedures

Other Links
Labour Relations Board
Employment Standards Branch
The Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of B.C.
British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre
AABC-Arbitrators Association Of British Columbia

Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau

The Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau provides settlement officers, expedited arbitrators, and mediators to resolve grievances between employers and trade unions during the term of a collective agreement.

All applications to the Bureau for the involvement of a settlement officer or arbitrator must be made in writing using the Request for Appointment form. The form is available from CAAB's office, or on this website in fill-in WORD format.

Applications to CAAB can be made by fax, by mail or in person only. The hours for filing any applications or documents with the Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau are from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. All materials filed after these hours will be treated as if received at 8:00 AM the next business day.

The Bureau also trains and educates arbitrators and settlement officers, researches and publishes information concerning arbitrations and settlements, and establishes and maintains a register of arbitrators. An advisory committee appointed by the Minister provides advice to the director on these matters.

If you have an inquiry regarding an active case before the Bureau or if you would like further information on any part of the process, call (604) 660-1300.

Please note that the Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau has now been integrated into the Labour Relations Board.

Contacting CAAB

Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau
Suite 600, Oceanic Plaza
1066 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia   V6E 3X1

Director: Mark Clark (604) 660-1300

Fax: (604) 660-1892


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