Where to Find More Information
This is a non-exhaustive list of websites you can consult for more information on employment law in Canada and Quebec. If you cannot find the answer to your question, consult a legal professional.
A federal government organization that aims to promote workplace health and safety. The CCOHS provides many free public service initiatives, including easy-to-read Q&A fact sheets which cover workplace health and safety topics, personal consultations, newsletters, and podcasts.
A federal government agency charged with promoting and protecting the human rights of all Canadians. Their website includes information on how to file human rights-related complaints, as well as general explanations for terms such as “discrimination”, “harassment”, and “duty to accommodate”. Their website also includes information on employer obligations, such as preventing discrimination and equal employment opportunities.
A federal government program responsible for protecting the rights and well-being of both workers and employers in federally regulated workplaces. The CLP’s website includes information on many topics related to employment law, such as the workplace equality obligations of federally regulated employers and possible payment of outstanding eligible wages to individuals whose employer is bankrupt.
An online database of Canadian laws. This website can be used to access the laws listed on our Canadian Laws page and more.
The Quebec agency charged with promoting and protecting occupational health and safety rights. The CSST is a subdivision of the CNESST.
The Quebec agency charged with promoting and protecting equality and youth rights as set out in the Quebec Charter of human rights and freedoms, the Quebec Youth Protection Act, and the Canadian Youth Criminal Justice Act. The Commission also ensures the enforcement of the Quebec Act respecting equal access to employment in public bodies.
The Quebec agency charged with promoting and protecting employment rights and responsibilities. The CNESST website provides information on the following:
Labour standards (leaves and absences; work, wages, and pay; end of employment, etc.);
Occupational health and safety (in French only); and
FAQ for young workers (in French only).
The government department responsible for justice in Canada.
A Quebec charity whose mission is to help citizens understand their legal rights and responsibilities in plain language. This very comprehensive website covers:
General rights and duties;
Pay, vacation, etc.;
Workplace health and safety; and
End of employment.
The blog of Spring Law, a virtual law firm advising on workplace legal issues for employers and executives (although their blog posts can also be informative to employees). Please note that many of their blog posts pertain to Ontario employment law.
The government ministry responsible for workplace standards, employment insurance, pensions, disability benefits, and more in Canada.
An international organization that brings together governments, employers, and workers of 187 member States to set labour standards, develop policies, and devise programs promoting decent work for all. Their website includes international labour standards, labour statistics, and more.
An online database of Quebec laws. This website can be used to access the laws listed on our Quebec Laws page and more.
The government ministry responsible for justice in Quebec.
The government ministry responsible for labour in Quebec.