Labour Program Administrative Burden Baseline: Update 2022

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 2022 count is 31,491.

Title of the regulation SOR number 2022 count

Administrative Monetary Penalties (Canada Labour Code) Regulations

SOR/2020-260 0

Aviation Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

SOR/2011-87 439

Banking Industry Commission-paid Salespeople Hours of Work Regulations

SOR/2006-92 0

Broadcasting Industry Commission Salesmen Hours of Work Regulations

SOR/79-430 0

Canada Industrial Relations Regulations

SOR/2002-54 87

Canada Labour Standards Regulations

C.R.C., c. 986 176

Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

SOR/86-304 6,033

Canadian Forces Employment Equity Regulations

SOR/2002-421 0

Coal Mining Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

SOR/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

SOR/2008-115 9

Employment Equity Regulations

SOR/96-470 12,996

Exemptions from and Modifications to Hours of Work Provisions Regulations

SOR/2021-200 0

Government Employees Compensation Place of Employment Regulations

SOR/86-791 0

Government Employees Compensation Regulations

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

Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

SOR/2010-120 4,997

Merchant Seamen Compensation Order

SOR/92-520 0

Motor Vehicle Operators Hours of Work Regulations

C.R.C., c. 990 0

Non-smokers’ Health Regulations

SOR/90-21 9

Oil and Gas Occupational Safety and Health Regulations

SOR/87-612 3,623

On Board Trains Occupational Safety and Health Regulations

SOR/87-184 970

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

SOR/98-179 500

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

SOR/98-180 250

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

SOR/98-181 150

Ontario Hydro Nuclear Facilities Exclusion Regulations (Use of Tobacco)

SOR/98-182 0

Pay Equity Regulations

SOR/2021-161 16

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

SOR/2008-76 0

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

SOR/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

SOR/2008-208 0

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

SOR/2002-423 0

Saskatchewan Uranium Mines and Mills Exclusion Regulations

SOR/2001-115 225

Standards for Work-Integrated Learning Activities Regulations

SOR/2020-145 20

Uranium Mines (Ontario) Employment Exclusion Order

SOR/87-181 0

Wage Earner Protection Program Regulations

SOR/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

SOR/90-98 4
Total count: 31,491

Three regulations increased the Administrative Burden count in 2022 from 31,371 to 31,491:

  • The Regulations Amending the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (Part XI) increased the count by 84 due to requirements for employers to survey their workplaces to identify all confined spaces, including hazardous confined spaces, as well as monitor and keep records of persons who enter them, and maintain records of employees who received instruction and training on emergency procedures and obligations while working in confined spaces.
  • The Pay Equity Regulations increased the count by 16 due to requirements for employers to:
    • make posted documents accessible and transparent
    • collect workplace information to establish and update their pay equity plans
    • report additional information to their employees in their pay equity plans
    • report additional information to the Pay Equity Commissioner in their annual statements
  • The Standards for Work-related Learning Activities Regulations increased the count by 20 due to requirements for employers to keep records relating to student interns.

Contact

Judith Buchanan
Director General
Workplace Directorate, Labour Program
819-654-4362
judith.buchanan@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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