Labour Program: Current and future legislative and regulatory changes
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From 2017 to 2021, the Labour Program is proposing a number of amendments to the Canada Labour Code. Get the latest information (for example consultations, reports, events and announcements) on legislative and regulatory changes affecting federally regulated workplaces.
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- Timeline for legislative and regulatory changes
- Occupational health and safety
- Federal labour standards
- Wage fairness
Timeline for legislative and regulatory changes
Occupational health and safety
Current and future legislative and regulatory changes for occupational health and safety.
Read the Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations – What We Heard report.
Hard-working Canadians deserve to have fair working conditions, to be paid properly and to enjoy a work-life balance. Find out about current and future legislative and regulatory changes to standard hours, wages, vacations and holidays.
Starting on September 1, 2019, employees working in federally regulated workplaces and their employers will have even more options to help achieve work-life balance. Read about the regulations.
Learn about the improvements to address complaints about unpaid wages.
Read about the legislation to support good-quality jobs receiving Royal Assent.
Read the proposed regulations to protect interns and limit unpaid internships.
Learn more about the creation of an independent Expert Panel to examine five key issues related to the changing nature of work, such as the federal minimum wage and the "right to disconnect".
All Canadians deserve to be treated fairly and paid properly for the work they do.
Learn more about the consultation to improve the Wage Earner Protection Program and make it more equitable.
Learn about the new proactive pay equity legislation receiving Royal Assent.
Pay transparency (new)
Read the proposed changes to the Employment Equity Regulations, and share your comments by September 7, 2019.
- Employment and Social Development Canada - Forward Regulatory Plan: 2016 to 2018
- Labour Program forward regulatory plan from 2019 to 2021
- Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Mandate Letter (February 1, 2017)
- Labour Standards Advisory Committee
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