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 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.

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Services and information

Process to hire student interns

Steps federally regulated employers must take when hiring student interns

Wage Earner Protection Program

Information on the possible payment of outstanding eligible wages to individuals whose employer is bankrupt or in receivership.

Federal labour relations

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.

Collective bargaining Information

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.

Equality and inclusion

Learn about employer obligations related to workplace equality in the federal jurisdiction.

International affairs

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

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

Learn how employers and employees both benefit from a psychologically healthy workplace.

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