Divisional Annual Reports
The Labour & Industrial Relations Division is responsible for providing the policy and governmental support to several statutory entities:
• Industrial Relations Branch (Labour Conciliation Services)
• Labour Relations Board
• Employment Standards Branch
• Employment Standards Board
• Office of the Worker Advisor
• Office of the Employer Advisor
• Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal
The Division also provides the Minister with advice on policy issues that impact the workforce more generally, including International Labour Organization conventions and protocols, as well as Federal/Provincial/Territorial and regional initiatives to improve workplace laws and regulations.
The Division has nine permanent staff positions.
The Labour and Industrial Relations Division administers the Employment Standards Act, Youth Employment Act, and Labour Act. These Acts establish and regulate basic terms and conditions of employment and the relationship between workers and employers such as payment of wages, vacation pay, statutory holidays, notice of termination, minimum wage rates, overtime pay, maternity and parental leave protection.
The mandate of the Division is to assist in providing stable and fair workplace environments for industry and labour through policy leadership. The Division provides administrative support to the Employment Standards Board, Labour Relations Board and the Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal.