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.

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
    Employment Standards Branch
    Toll free: 1-877-427-3731
    Fax: (780) 422-4349
    TDD/TDY: 780-427-9999 (in Edmonton)
    Website: work.alberta.ca/employment-standards.html
  • 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
    Website: www.gov.bc.ca/EmploymentStandards
  • Manitoba
    Manitoba Labour and Immigration
    Employment Standards
    Telephone: (204) 945-3352 (Winnipeg)
    Toll free: 1-800-821-4307 (outside Winnipeg)
    Fax: (204) 948-3046
    Website: www.gov.mb.ca/labour/standards
  • 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
    Website: www2.gnb.ca
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
    Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
    Labour Standards Division
    Telephone: (709) 729-2743/729-2742
    Toll free: 1-877-563-1063
    Website: www.gov.nl.ca/aesl
  • Northwest Territories
    Education, Culture and Employment
    Employment Standards
    Telephone: (867) 767-9351 option 3
    Toll free: 1-888-700-5707
    Fax: (867) 873-0483
    Website: www.ece.gov.nt.ca
  • Nova Scotia
    Labour and Advanced Education
    Labour Standards Division
    Telephone: (902) 424-4311
    Toll free: 1-888-315-0110
    Fax: (902) 424-0648
    Website: novascotia.ca/lae/employmentrights/
  • Nunavut
    Department of Justice
    Labour Standards Office
    Telephone: (867) 975-7293
    Toll Free: 1-877-806-8402
    Fax: (867) 975-7294
    Website: www.nucj.ca/LSO/#en
    (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
    Website: www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/es/
  • 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
    Website: www.gov.pe.ca/labour/
  • Quebec
    Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST)
    Toll free: 1-844-838-0808
    Website: www.cnt.gouv.qc.ca/en/home/index.html
  • Saskatchewan
    Advanced Education, Employment and Labour
    Labour Standards
    Telephone: (306) 787-2438 (Regina)
    Toll free: 1-800-667-1783
    Fax: (306) 787-4780 (Regina)
    Website: www.saskatchewan.ca/work/employment-standards
  • Yukon
    Department of Community Services
    Employment Standards Branch
    Telephone: (867) 667-5944
    Toll free: 1-800-661-0408, extension 5944
    Website: www.community.gov.yk.ca/es


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