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

Service changes due to COVID-19

We urge you not to visit Service Canada Centres unless absolutely necessary.

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.

Please read our latest notices:


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


Harassment and violence in the workplace

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Know how to prevent harassment and violence in federally regulated workplaces

Budget 2021

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The Government of Canada’s plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that brings all Canadians along.

Find your Canada Summer Job today

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Hiring for Canada Summer Jobs has begun! Employers are now accepting applications.

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