About the International Labour Affairs Program

This program seeks to protect Canadian workers and employers from unfair competition from other countries with poor labour standards or lax labour law enforcement. The program negotiates international labour standards that reflect Canadian values and oversees Canada's participation in international labour forums. This program also promotes fundamental labour rights internationally to support equitable growth and social stability in developing countries, protect human rights and contribute to reducing the growing global divide between rich and poor. The program negotiates and implements international labour cooperation agreements and other frameworks and provides technical assistance to partner countries.

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