Fonds consists of cannery ledgers, minutes, labour contracts, correspondence, licences and inspection reports for canneries, operational records of the reduction plant at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, photographs, publications and a "China Contract" which sets out the terms for the provision of labourers for the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in its first year of operation. The labour contracts also describe agreements between the Canadian Fishing Company and members of the United Fishermen and Allied Workers Union governing hours of work, wages and fish prices. The minutes are those describing the establishment of the Gulf of Georgia Canning Company in 1894. The most complete records are those of the operation of the reduction plant from the 1940s to the 1970s. Records include a set of copies of plant insurance appraisal plans and blueprints, obtained from originals at UBC Special Collections. Fonds arranged in three series and two sous-fonds: Series 1. Plant Insurance Appraisal Plans and Blueprints. Series 2. Publications. Series 3. Photographs. Goose Bay Cannery sous-fonds. Gulf of Georgia Cannery sous-fonds is arranged in 8 series: Series 1. Minutes. Series 2. Labour contracts. Series 3. Interoffice Correspondence. Series 4. Licences, Inspection Reports. Series 5. Reduction Plant Operations. Series 6. Salmon Fishing. Series 7. Publications. Series 8. Ephemera.
Canadian Fishing Company