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 provincial and territorial governments, unions, employers, international partners, and other stakeholders to promote fair, safe and productive workplaces and collaborative workplace relations.
COVID-19: Gradual reopening of Service Canada Centres
Our priority is the health and safety of all Canadians, while maintaining service to the public.
Service Canada begins the gradual and safe reopening of in-person locations across the country.
Please continue to access our programs and services online.
To make an appointment or get assistance, please fill out the service request form.
If you need help applying for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), you can talk to an agent at 1-833-699-0299.
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Services and information
Steps federally regulated employers must take when hiring student interns
Information on the possible payment of outstanding eligible wages to individuals whose employer is bankrupt or in receivership.
Information about the collective bargaining process for workplaces in the federally regulated private sector (including the appointment of conciliation and mediation officers), dispute prevention and training programs, and arbitration appointments.
Source of customized information on industrial relations and collective bargaining.
A searchable repository, which provides access to the full text of the collective agreements, important benefit changes and latest wage adjustments.
Learn about employer obligations related to workplace equality in the federal jurisdiction.
Information on the Labour Program's international activities, including the promotion of internationally recognized labour standards through international, fora and the negotiation of labour cooperation agreements.
What we are doing
- Consultation on labour exploitation in global supply chains
- Consultation on a Modern Fair Wages Policy
- Minister of Labour meets stakeholders in London, gets update on workplace harassment and violence prevention projects supported by Government of Canada
- Canada’s labour ministers meet to discuss important workplace issues
- Government releases report of the Expert Panel on Modern Federal Labour Standards
Mental Health in the workplace
Learn how employers and employees both benefit from a psychologically healthy workplace.
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