Employment standards in Canada

You should contact the Employment Standards Branch in the province or territory in which you are working.

If you work for a federally regulated businesses or industry, you should contact the Federal Labour Program.

Federal Labour Program
Employment and Social Development Canada
Federal Labour Standards
Toll Free: 1-800-641-4049

If you do not work for a federally regulated business or industry, the employment standards that regulate your conditions of work are likely covered by a provincial or territorial employment standards office found below.

Alberta
Labour
Employment Standards Branch
Toll free: 1-877-427-3731
Fax: (780) 422-4349
TDD/TDY: 780-427-9999 (in Edmonton)

British Columbia
Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour
Employment Standards Branch
Toll free: 1-800-663-3316
Outside British Columbia: (250) 612-4100

Manitoba
Manitoba Labour and Immigration
Employment Standards
Telephone: (204) 945-3352 (Winnipeg)
Toll free: 1-800-821-4307 (outside Winnipeg)
Fax: (204) 948-3046

New Brunswick
Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour
Employment Standards Branch
Telephone: (506) 453-2725 (Fredericton or outside New Brunswick)
Toll free: 1-888-452-2687

Newfoundland and Labrador
Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
Labour Standards Division
Telephone: (709) 729-2743/729-2742
Toll free: 1-877-563-1063

Northwest Territories
Education, Culture and Employment
Employment Standards
Telephone: (867) 767-9351 option 3
Toll free: 1-888-700-5707
Fax: (867) 873-0483

Nova Scotia
Labour and Advanced Education
Labour Standards Division
Telephone: (902) 424-4311
Toll free: 1-888-315-0110
Fax: (902) 424-0648

Nunavut
Department of Justice
Labour Standards Office
Telephone: (867) 975-7293
Toll Free: 1-877-806-8402
Fax: (867) 975-7294
(Note: minimal information on website)

Ontario
Ministry of Labour
Employment Standards Branch
Telephone: (416) 326-7160 (Greater Toronto Area)
Toll free: 1-800-531-5551
TTY: 1-866-567-8893

Prince Edward Island
Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour
Employment Standards Branch
Telephone: (902) 368-5552
Toll-free: 1-800-333-4360
Fax: (902) 368-5476

Quebec
Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST)
Toll free: 1-844-838-0808

Saskatchewan
Advanced Education, Employment and Labour
Labour Standards
Telephone: (306) 787-2438 (Regina)
Toll free: 1-800-667-1783
Fax: (306) 787-4780 (Regina)

Yukon
Department of Community Services
Employment Standards Branch
Telephone: (867) 667-5944
Toll free: 1-800-661-0408, extension 5944

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