Share your input: Consultation on proposed Pay Equity Regulations

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

Current status: Open

Opened on November 13, 2020 and will close to new input on January 13, 2021.

You are invited to provide your input on the proposed Pay Equity Regulations (the Regulations), which have been pre-published in Canada Gazette, Part I. The Regulations will be pre-published for a period of 60 days. The feedback provided during this consultation will be taken into consideration prior to the Regulations being finalized and published in Canada Gazette, Part II.

Join in: How to participate

Review the Regulations pre-published in the Canada Gazette and provide us with your comments by email or by mail:


Send us an email

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Participate by mail

Send a letter with your ideas and input to the address in contact information below.

Who is the focus of this consultation

The Pay Equity Act (the Act) and the Regulations establish a proactive pay equity regime. They will require employers with 10 or more federally regulated employees to examine their compensation practices. This is to ensure that women and men receive equal pay for work of equal value. The Act and the Regulations will apply to the federal public and private sectors, and the Prime Minister’s and ministers’ offices. In addition, the regime will apply to parliamentary workplaces through amendments to the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act in a manner tailored to respect parliamentary privilege. Employers, labour and advocacy stakeholders, as well as pay equity professionals and experts are actively encouraged to participate in the consultation.

Informational documents available to assist Canadians in reviewing the Regulations

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Contact us

Pay Equity
Labour Program
Employment and Social Development Canada
Place du Portage, Phase II, 9th floor,
165 de l’Hotel-de-Ville Street,
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0J2


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