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Management personnel files


Dates of Creation 




Dates of Accumulation 




Physical Description 


1.44 m of textual records
9 photographs


Scope and Content 


Series consists of personnel files documenting the careers of Hudson's Bay Company employees at the management or executive level in Canada, New York, London and Hong Kong. Files may include information on pensions and retirement allowances, employee performance, reasons for dismissal, or suits against the HBC by employees. Some files have related employee photographs. Files are arranged alphabetically by employee name within each accession.


Restrictions on Access 


Personnel records of the HBC and its subsidiaries are subject to a 50 year rule. Access is restricted until 50 years after the date on the most recent item in the file. Records in this series are also restricted under the Personal Heath Information Act (PHIA). Contact the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives to request access to these records.


Terms For Use and Reproduction 


Researchers are responsible for observing copyright legislation. Permission may be required for any form of publication or exhibition where records are not in the public domain.


Custodial History 


Records of the Canadian Committee were kept at Hudson's Bay House in Winnipeg, where the Canadian Committee Office was located until its dissolution in 1970. From 1975 to 1987, records formerly maintained by the committee, and no longer of use to the Winnipeg head office, were transferred regularly to the Hudson's Bay Company Archives where they were held on deposit. In 1994, the HBC donated its records to the Province of Manitoba to be maintained permanently by the Archives of Manitoba. Additional records were donated to the Hudson's Bay Company Archives in 2007 as part of a larger accrual of HBC records.




Provenance of records in this series prior to 1912, the date of the Canadian Committee's formation, is not known.

The series contains files on some employees also found in the "Ex long service Hudson's Bay Company employees individual files" series.


Former Codes 




Entity or entities that created these records

These records were created by the following Hudson's Bay Company entity or entities. Click on the name of the entity for information about this entity and other records it created.

1912-1970 :

Canadian Committee

1970-1992 :

Executive Committee


How to proceed

Records must be consulted in the Archives Research Room.

Consult listings database to find location codes.

This material is not available for microfilm loan.

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