Employment standards and labour code

Provincial or territorial labour laws apply to about 90% of the Canadian workforce. The remaining 10% are federally regulated.

Federally regulated industries include inter-provincial or international transportation, radio, television, postal service, banking and some crown corporations.

Standards in Alberta

Alberta Ministry of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour – Employment Standards
Alberta Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour administers provincial employment standards and provides information, education and resources.
Alberta’s standards
The Employment Standards Code and Employment Standards Regulation establish Alberta’s minimum standards of employment in many areas including wages and earnings, hours of work, overtime, vacation and holidays, leaves and termination of employment.
Employment Standards Code
Employment Standards Regulation
The Employment Standards Code and Employment Standards Regulation outline Alberta’s employment standards.
Alberta Labour Relations Board
The Alberta Labour Relations Board is responsible for the day-to-day application and interpretation of Alberta's labour laws.
Labour Relations Code
Public Service Employee Relations Act
Police Officers Collective Bargaining Act
Understand the legislation that deals with disputes between employers and unions (and employees represented by unions).

Standards in Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (Labour)
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada administers federal employment standards and provides information, education and resources.
Canada Labour Code
The Canada Labour Code (CLC) applies only to federally regulated employers. The CLC regulates strikes and lockouts, occupational health and safety, some employment standards, standard hours, wages, vacation and holidays.
Employment standards legislation in Canada
Understand the legislation governing private sector minimum employment standards in Canada.
Pay Equity Program
The Pay Equity Program promotes the elimination of gender-based wage discrimination in the federally regulated sector.