Labour Standards Advisory Committee (LSAC)

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LSAC provides the Labour Program with strategic advice and expertise to address policy and operational issues related to labour standards in federally regulated workplaces by:

  • sharing information on issues relevant to Part III of the Canada Labour Code
  • providing input and feedback on the development of national strategies or potential amendments to policy and operational practices, including legislation or regulations related to labour standards
  • exploring areas to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness and provide added value
  • identifying emerging labour standards issues and trends, and
  • providing timely advice and recommendations on the above, as applicable

Guiding principles

Focus on labour standards

The Labour Program seeks to create a strategic and positive relationship with stakeholders in order to improve labour standards in federally regulated workplaces with an overall view of ensuring the successful operation of Part III of the Canada Labour Code. Other issues relevant to the administration of other parts of the Canada Labour Code can be brought to the attention of the committee when required.

Committee membership

The committee is chaired by the director general, Workplace Directorate, Labour Program.

The committee includes representatives of employer and employee groups, academia (subject matter experts) and public interest groups working in federally regulated workplaces. While members participate on behalf of the organization they represent, the opinions shared are not interpreted as the official position their organization unless otherwise stated. Academic and public interest groups may participate on an ad-hoc basis depending on the issue.

Current members include:

LSAC Chair:

  • Director General, Workplace Directorate
    Labour Program, Employment and Social Development Canada

Employee representatives

  • Canadian Labour Congress
  • Canadian Media Guild
  • Canadian Union of Public Employees
  • Confédération des Syndicats Nationaux
  • Fédération des Travailleurs et Travailleuses du Québec
  • International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers
  • International Longshore and Warehouse Union
  • Parkdale Community Legal Services
  • Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada
  • Seafarers International Union
  • Teamsters Canada
  • Unifor

Employer representatives

  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers
  • Canadian Bankers Association
  • Canadian Federation of Independent Business
  • Canadian Trucking Alliance
  • Federally Regulated Employers - Transportation and Communications
  • Halifax Employers Association
  • National Airlines Council of Canada
  • National Payroll Institute
  • NAV Canada
  • Railway Association of Canada
  • Telus
  • UPS Canada

Contact us

If interested in joining the committee or for more information about the LSAC, please contact:

Related links

For more information about the Labour Program and labour standards please consult the following links:

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