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: 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.

Find out if your local Service Canada Centre is open

Please continue to access our programs and services online.

To make an appointment or get assistance, please fill out the service request form.

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Services and information

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


Mental Health in the workplace

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Tell us what you think about mental health in federally regulated workplaces by December 17, 2020.

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