Labour Program Administrative Burden Baseline: Update 2021
The Administrative Burden Baseline provides Canadians with a clear metric on the total number of requirements in federal regulations and associated forms that impose administrative burden on business. This baseline contributes to the openness and transparency of the federal regulatory system.
All federal regulations that are administered by the Labour Program that have requirements that impose administrative burden on business are identified below. The total 2021 count is 31,371.
|Title of the regulation||SOR number||2021 count|
|C.R.C., c. 986||176|
|C.R.C., c. 987||10|
|C.R.C., c. 880||0|
|Work Place Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations (WPHVP)||2020-130||137|
|C.R.C., c. 990||0|
|C.R.C., c. 991||0|
|C.R.C., c. 992||0|
Two regulations increased the Administrative Burden count in 2021 from 22,221 to 31,371:
- The Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations increased the count by 137 due to requirements for workplace assessments to:
- identify risk factors, and
- develop and implement preventive measures
- The Employment Equity Regulations raised the count by 9,013, due to the expansion of the Employment Equity forms, with 4 new sections added to the Employment Equity Occupational Groups Form indicating the total number of employees and designated group members by gender. Nonetheless, the Employment Equity Regulations reduced overall administrative costs to employers by:
- streamlining salary calculation methodology, and
- allowing the forms to be populated automatically using the Workplace Equity Information Management System tool
Workplace Directorate, Labour Program
The Labour Program Administrative Burden Baseline count for other previous years is available upon request.
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