Where to Find More Information

Informational Websites

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

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety​​

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. 

Canadian Human Rights Commission

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. 

Canadian Labour Program 

A federal government program responsible for protecting the rights and well-being of both workers and employers in federally regulated workplaces. The CLPs 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.

CanLII

An online database of Canadian laws. This website can be used to access the laws listed on our Canadian Laws page and more. 

Commission de la santé et la sécurité au travail du Québec (CSST)

The Quebec agency charged with promoting and protecting occupational health and safety rights. The CSST is a subdivision of the CNESST. 

Commission des droits de la personnes et des droits de la jeunesse du Québec (CDPDJ)

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

Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST)

​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.);

  • Pay equity;

  • Occupational health and safety (in French only); and

  • FAQ for young workers (in French only).

 

Department of Justice of Canada

The government department responsible for justice in Canada. 

Éducaloi

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.;

  • Work-family balance;

  • Workplace health and safety; and

  • End of employment.

Employment and Human Rights Law in Canada​

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.

Employment and Social Development Canada

The government ministry responsible for workplace standards, employment insurance, pensions, disability benefits, and more in Canada. 

International Labour Organization 

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. 

LégisQuébec

An online database of Quebec laws. This website can be used to access the laws listed on our Quebec Laws page and more. 

Ministère de la justice du Québec

The government ministry responsible for justice in Quebec

Ministère du travail du Québec

The government ministry responsible for labour in Quebec.