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

Aviation Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

2011-87 439

Banking Industry Commission-paid Salespeople Hours of Work Regulations

2006-92 0

Broadcasting Industry Commission Salesmen Hours of Work Regulations

79-430 0

Canada Industrial Relations Regulations

2002-54 87

Canada Labour Standards Regulations

C.R.C., c. 986 176

Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

86-304 5,949

Canadian Forces Employment Equity Regulations

2002-421 0

Coal Mining Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

90-97 549

East Coast and Great Lakes Shipping Employees Hours of Work Regulations, 1985

C.R.C., c. 987 10

Electronic Alternatives Regulations for the Purpose of Subsection 254(1) of the Canada Labour Code

2008-115 9

Employment Equity Regulations

96-470 12,966

Government Employees Compensation Place of Employment Regulations

86-791 0

Government Employees Compensation Regulations

C.R.C., c. 880 0
Work Place Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations (WPHVP) 2020-130 137

Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

2010-120 4,997

Merchant Seamen Compensation Order

92-520 0

Motor Vehicle Operators Hours of Work Regulations

C.R.C., c. 990 0

Non-smokers’ Health Regulations

90-21 9

Oil and Gas Occupational Safety and Health Regulations

87-612 3,623

On Board Trains Occupational Safety and Health Regulations

87-184 970

Ontario Hydro Nuclear Facilities Exclusion from Part I of the Canada Labour Code Regulations (Industrial Relations)

98-179 500

Ontario Hydro Nuclear Facilities Exclusion from Part II of the Canada Labour Code Regulations (Occupational Health and Safety)

98-180 250

Ontario Hydro Nuclear Facilities Exclusion from Part III of the Canada Labour Code Regulations (Labour Standards)

98-181 150

Ontario Hydro Nuclear Facilities Exclusion Regulations (Use of Tobacco)

98-182 0

Point Lepreau, New Brunswick Nuclear Facility Exclusion Regulations (Parts I, II and III of the Canada Labour Code and the Non-Smokers’ Health Act)

2008-76 0

Policy Committees, Work Place Committees and Health and Safety Representatives Regulations

2015-164 257

Railway Running-Trades Employees Hours of Work Regulations

C.R.C., c. 991 0

Regulations Respecting Employment Related to Mines at the Donkin Coal Block

2008-208 0

Regulations Respecting the Employment Equity Act in Respect of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service

2002-423 0

Saskatchewan Uranium Mines and Mills Exclusion Regulations

2001-115 225

Uranium Mines (Ontario) Employment Exclusion Order

87-181 0

Wage Earner Protection Program Regulations

2008-222 34

West Coast Shipping Employees Hours of Work Regulations

C.R.C., c. 992 0

Regulations Respecting the Manner of Selection and Term of Office of the Members of the Coal Mining Safety Commission

90-98 4
Total count: 31,371

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

Contact

Brenda Baxter
Director General
Workplace Directorate, Labour Program
613-889-8858
Brenda.baxter@labour-travail.gc.ca

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The Labour Program Administrative Burden Baseline count for other previous years is available upon request.

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