Labour Program

We are part of the Employment and Social Development Canada portfolio.

The Labour Program is responsible for protecting the rights and well-being of both workers and employers in federally regulated workplaces. We work closely with the following parties to promote fair, safe and productive workplaces, and collaborative workplace relations:

  • provincial and territorial governments
  • unions
  • employers
  • international partners, and
  • other stakeholders

COVID-19: Service Canada Centres

You do not need to go to a Service Canada Centre for service.

Ask us to help you with the following programs by using eServiceCanada:

  • Employment Insurance (EI)
  • Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Old Age Security (OAS), Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) benefits
  • Social Insurance Numbers (SIN)
  • immediate request for a Passport Service
  • Veterans Affairs Canada Services

We will call you back within 2 business days. If we are unable to help you over the phone, we will schedule an appointment with you at a Service Canada Centre.

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Services and information

Administrative monetary penalties

A fine to encourage employers to comply with labour standards and workplace health and safety laws

Hire student interns

Steps for employers who are federally regulated and want to hire student interns

Wage Earner Protection Program

Receive possible payment of outstanding eligible wages if your employer is bankrupt or in receivership.

Federal labour relations

Collective bargaining process, dispute prevention programs, training workshops and arbitration appointments

Collective bargaining information

Access customized information on industrial relations and collective bargaining.

Negotech Search

Access the full text of the collective agreements, important benefit changes and latest wage adjustments.

Equality and inclusion

Rights and responsibilities related to workplace equality in the federal jurisdiction.

International affairs

Internationally recognized labour standards and forums, and negotiating labour cooperation agreements.

What we are doing

Corporate information

Minister Tassi

The Honourable Filomena Tassi

Minister of Labour

Parliamentary secretary

Anthony Housefather

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour


Harassment and violence in the workplace

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Know how to prevent harassment and violence in federally regulated workplaces

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