Labour links, labour laws and HR advice

By Kate McCaffery, Sarah Murphy | June 25, 2007 | Last updated on June 25, 2007
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(June 2007) Creating a set of human resources policies for your practice is no mean feat but the task is not impossible. A methodical approach and knowledge of a few basic ground rules can help.

To get started, click here to read’s Strategic Coach column by Shannon Waller and Alexandra McLean on developing an HR practices manual and review the following labour and employment standards for your province.

Skip to: Human Resources and Social Development Canada

Alberta British Columbia
Manitoba New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador Nova Scotia
Ontario Prince Edward Island
Quebec Saskatchewan
Northwest Territories Nunavut

Ministry of Labour – Human Resources and Social Development Canada Includes links to each provincial labour ministry, information about labour laws, employee rights, workplace health and safety and more.


Alberta Employment, Immigration and IndustryAlberta Employment StandardsAdministering the Employment Standards

British Columbia Ministry of Labour and Citizen’s ServicesEmployment Standards ActEmployment Standards Regulations

Manitoba Employment StandardsHours of Work and OvertimeActs and Regulations

New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and LabourActs and RegulationsGeneral Regulations

Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Relations Agency Administration, benefit eligibility, hours of work, payment of wages and more.

Nova Scotia Environment and LabourEmployment RightsBreaks, Hours of Work

Ontario Ministry of LabourEmployment StandardsHours of Work and Averaging Hours

Prince Edward Island, Communities, Cultural Affairs and LabourHours of Labour (non-union employees)Minimum Wage

Quebec Commission des normes du travailEvolution of Labor StandardsAbout Wages

Saskatchewan Labour homepageActs and RegulationsLabour Standards


Government of the Northwest TerritoriesLabour ServicesLabour Standards

Nunavut Department of Human Resources Legislation, Policies and Manuals Health and Safety

Yukon Labour Services Employment Standards ActHours of Work and Overtime

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