Modernizing federal labour standards to support good quality jobs: Closed consultation

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

Current status: Closed

This consultation ran until January 31st, 2018.

Online consultation

Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey, sent in their stories, and submitted feedback to help modernize federal labour standards. In the coming months, the Government of Canada will release a report based on what was heard during the engagement process.

What this consultation focused on

The Government of Canada is committed to promoting good quality jobs. One of the ways we’re doing this is by updating federal labour standards to make sure they reflect the realities of today’s workplaces and meet the needs of both employers and employees. Federal labour standards establish the basic rights of employees in federally regulated industries —such as banking, telecommunications and interprovincial and international transportation. These basic rights are related to:

  • hours of work and wages
  • annual vacations, holidays and leaves
  • termination of employment, severance pay, and
  • other working conditions

We consulted with Canadians to find out how they think federal labour standards should be updated. We also wanted to know:

  • What makes a good quality job in Canada today?
  • How common is precarious work in Canada today?
  • What are the effects of precarious work on you and your family, or your organization?
  • What types of labour protections are provided in your workplace?
  • What are your experiences with job security or insecurity, and access to benefits?
  • Which updates to federal labour standards would have the greatest impact on you?
  • Which labour standards help promote good quality jobs?

What we heard

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