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The Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) is one of 17 bargaining agents representing federal government employees. CAPE has a total of some 13,000 members broken down as follows:
- 11,000 economists and social science services employees (ECs),
- 925 translators, interpreters and terminologists (TRs), and
- 90 analysts and research assistants (ROs and RAs) at the Library of Parliament.
CAPE represents its members before administrative tribunals and negotiates collective bargaining agreements on their behalf.
The men and women who belong to CAPE are federal government professionals whose work contributes to the making of policies that foster informed decisionmaking. They provide linguistic services and are the leaders in linguistic standardization within the Government of Canada.