Acts and Regulations: Labour Program

If you are a federally regulated employer or if you work for a federally regulated employer such as a bank, telecommunications company or interprovincial transportation company, the Canada Labour Code is the labour law that applies to you.

Generally, labour law covers:

  • Industrial relations - certification of unions, labour-management relations, collective bargaining and unfair labour practices
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Employment standards, including general holidays, annual vacations, working hours, unjust dismissals, minimum wage, layoff procedures and severance pay

The Labour Program of Employment and Social Development Canada also administers or is governed by, in whole or in part, other Acts and Regulations in fulfilling its mandate.

All of the government's Acts and Regulations can be found on the Justice Canada website.

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To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.

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