Labour Program

We are part of the Employment and Social Development Canada portfolio.

The Labour Program is responsible for protecting the rights and well-being of both workers and employers in federally regulated workplaces. We work closely with provincial and territorial governments, unions, employers, international partners, and other stakeholders to promote fair, safe and productive workplaces and collaborative workplace relations.

COVID-19: Temporary closure of Service Canada Centres

Service Canada is ready to help.

Our priority is the health and safety of all Canadians, while maintaining service to the public.

In response to COVID-19, all in person Service Canada Centres are closed until further notice.

In the meantime, you can access our programs and services online.

For additional support, please fill out the service request form.

If you are applying for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and you require additional support, you can reach an agent at 1-833-699-0299.

Read the full Service Canada notice


Services and information

Wage Earner Protection Program

Information on the possible payment of outstanding eligible wages to individuals whose employer is bankrupt or in receivership.

Federal labour relations

Information about the collective bargaining process for workplaces in the federally regulated private sector (including the appointment of conciliation and mediation officers), dispute prevention and training programs, and arbitration appointments.

Collective bargaining Information

Source of customized information on industrial relations and collective bargaining.


A searchable repository, which provides access to the full text of the collective agreements, important benefit changes and latest wage adjustments.

Equality and inclusion

Learn about employer obligations related to workplace equality in the federal jurisdiction.

International affairs

Information on the Labour Program's international activities, including the promotion of internationally recognized labour standards through international, fora and the negotiation of labour cooperation agreements.

What we are doing

Corporate information

Minister Tassi

The Honourable Filomena Tassi

Minister of Labour

Parliamentary secretary

Anthony Housefather

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour


Roster of investigators – Apply now

Image of a magnifying glass with a sheet of paper, expressing the investigation process.

Canada is creating a nation-wide roster of workplace harassment and violence prevention investigators. Apply now!

Duration of compassionate care leave extended

An unpaid leave that allows an employee to take up to 28 weeks of leave within a 52-week period to provide care and support to a family member who has a serious medical condition with a significant risk of death.

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service review of fiscal year 2017 to 2018 is now available.

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service review of fiscal year 2017 to 2018 is now available.

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