Foreign workers: Know your rights

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

In Canada, the rights of all workers are protected by law. You can get information about employment laws and your rights by calling the number listed below in the province or territory where you work.

Workplace health and safety offices

Contact for concerns about dangerous work or workplace safety

Alberta
1-866-415-8690
British Columbia
1-888-621-7233
Manitoba
1-855-957-7233
New Brunswick
1-800-222-9775
Newfoundland and Labrador
1-800-563-5471
Northwest Territories
1-800-661-0792
Nova Scotia
1-800-952-2687
Nunavut
1-877-404-4407
Ontario
1-877-202-0008
Prince Edward Island
1-800-237-5049
Quebec
1-844-838-0808
Saskatchewan
1-800-567-7233
Yukon
1-800-661-0443

Employment standards offices

Contact for problems with pay or your hours of work

Alberta
1-877-427-3731
British Columbia
1-800-663-3316
Manitoba
1-800-821-4307
New Brunswick
1-888-452-2687
Newfoundland and Labrador
1-877-563-1063
Northwest Territories
1-888-700-5707
Nova Scotia
1-888-315-0110
Nunavut
1-877-806-8402
Ontario
1-800-531-5551
Prince Edward Island
1-800-333-4362
Quebec
1-800-265-1414
Saskatchewan
1-800-667-1783
Yukon
1-800-661-0408 ext. 5944

For police, fire, ambulance or urgent help, call 9-1-1.

For more information on the rights of foreign worker rights in Canada or to report abuse, please visit: canada.ca/foreign-worker-rights

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