Federally Regulated Businesses and Industries 

Federally Regulated Businesses and Industries

Federally Regulated Businesses and Industries

If you work for a federally regulated business or industry, your employment standards are defined by the Canada Labour Code

 

If you work for an employer other than a federally regulated business or industry, your employment standards are defined by the CNESST in Quebec, or else by the appropriate Provincial or Territorial Ministry of Labour.

​Examples of Federally Regulated Businesses and Industries

  • Banks;

  • Marine shipping, ferry and port services;

  • Air transportation, including airports, aerodromes and airlines;

  • Railway and road transportation that involves crossing provincial or international borders;

  • Canals, pipelines, tunnels and bridges (crossing provincial borders);

  • Telephone, telegraph and cable systems;

  • Radio and television broadcasting;

  • Grain elevators, feed and seed mills;

  • Uranium mining and processing;

  • Businesses dealing with the protection of fisheries as a natural resource;

  • Many First Nation activities;

  • Most federal Crown corporations; and

  • Private businesses necessary to the operation of a federal act.

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