Commissioner for Workers: Mr. Pierre Laliberté

Mr. Laliberté was appointed to the Canada Employment Insurance Commission as the interim Commissioner for Workers effective Oct. 3, 2016.

Mr. Laliberté worked with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) as an Economist for more than five years and most recently represented the Congress both nationally and internationally. Prior to that, his work with the International Labour Office brought him to Geneva, where he was the editor for the research publication, the International Journal of Labour Research.

Furthermore, he acquired considerable experience working with unions, both the United Steel Workers of America and the Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec.

Mr. Laliberté has actively participated as a member on many advisory boards and holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Massachusetts.

Consultation and engagement

The Commissioner for Workers is responsible for representing the views and positions of organizations and individuals that are clients of, or affected by, ESDC programs and services, particularly EI. By consulting stakeholders, the Commissioner is able to convey their concerns and positions regarding administration of legislation, policy development and program delivery.


Commissioner for Workers
Canada Employment Insurance Commission
Place du Portage
Phase IV
Gatineau QC K1A 0J9

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