The Provincial Government and Crown Corporations Sector council includes CUPE locals whose members bargain with provincial governments and crown corporations. Members work in correctional facilities, casinos, liquor commissions, provincial highways departments, and workers’ compensation systems.

CUPE is the major union for direct government employees and provincial crown corporations in New Brunswick and Quebec. In most other provinces, the provincial affiliates of the National Union of Provincial and General Employees (NUPGE) are the predominant unions representing direct government employees.

Some CUPE members working for crown corporations are also in the emergency services, energy and social services sectors.