Federal labour standards that apply to you
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Federal labour standards apply to full-time and part-time employees* and seasonal, temporary and casual employees who work in federal jurisdiction businesses and industries.
Federal jurisdiction businesses and industries include:
- Interprovincial and international transportation
- Road transportation – trucks and buses
- Airports, aerodromes, airlines and aircraft operations
- Marine navigation and shipping, port services and maintenance of waterways
- Ferries, tunnels, canals and bridges
- Pipelines – oil and gas
- Grain elevators
- Feed and seed mills
- Feed warehouses and grain-seed cleaning plants
- For example, the Bank of Canada
- Uranium mining and processing
- Atomic energy
- Telecommunications and broadcasting
- Radio, television, telephone and Internet
- Federal crown corporations
- For example, Canada Post Corporation and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
- First Nations band councils
- Certain community services on reserves
Did you know?
18,000 employers and 900,000 employees (6% of all Canadian workers) are subject to federal labour standards.
* This includes unionized workers and temporary foreign workers in federally regulated businesses and industries.
For more information on federal labour standards, visit canada.ca/federal-labour-standards or contact the Labour Program.
A list of provincial and territorial Ministries of Labour can be found on the Federally Regulated Businesses and Industries page: canada.ca/regulated-industries
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