Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Across Canada, the law gives employers and employees specific rights and responsibilities in the workplace. For example, federal and provincial laws protect workers and employers to ensure a fair, safe, and healthy workplace for everyone. These laws and labour standards may differ slightly depending on the province. They may also be stricter than your current workplace, so it is important that you learn about them in order to follow them in your new workplace.

Both employers and employees are also responsible for ensuring that the workplace is safe. Details of those responsibilities are available through the Government of Canada's website on Health and Safety.

To learn more about employment standards, health and safety in the workplace, workplace equity and discrimination, visit the Canadian government website Worker Rights and Minimum Wage Rates.