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Modernizing Federal Labour Standards

Consultation has concluded

Minister's Message

The world of work has changed significantly over the past few decades. The Government of Canada knows that as workplaces evolve, so too must the labour standards in those workplaces. Many Canadians have told us they are worried about the lack of security and predictability of many of the jobs that are available today, and whether they offer fair benefits and compensation.

Today, I’m asking for your input as we build a plan for action.

I have been mandated by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ensure that Canadians can continue to count on a robust and modern set of federal employment standards. These standards establish the basic rights of workers in the federally regulated private sector —hours of work, holidays, leaves, wages and other working conditions.

I invite all Canadians to participate in the consultation on federal labour standards. These standards may affect you, someone you know, or a business you rely on. I’d like to hear your perspectives on how federal labour standards should be modernized to better protect Canadians and address the changing nature of work.

You can tell us about your experiences with the modern world of work and how they have affected you and your family or your business. You can also answer a survey designed to take the pulse of Canadians about good jobs and labour standards, especially those in the federally regulated private sector.

Your participation will help to ensure that federal labour standards reflect today’s workplace realities and protect vulnerable Canadians across the country.

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour


Minister's Message

The world of work has changed significantly over the past few decades. The Government of Canada knows that as workplaces evolve, so too must the labour standards in those workplaces. Many Canadians have told us they are worried about the lack of security and predictability of many of the jobs that are available today, and whether they offer fair benefits and compensation.

Today, I’m asking for your input as we build a plan for action.

I have been mandated by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ensure that Canadians can continue to count on a robust and modern set of federal employment standards. These standards establish the basic rights of workers in the federally regulated private sector —hours of work, holidays, leaves, wages and other working conditions.

I invite all Canadians to participate in the consultation on federal labour standards. These standards may affect you, someone you know, or a business you rely on. I’d like to hear your perspectives on how federal labour standards should be modernized to better protect Canadians and address the changing nature of work.

You can tell us about your experiences with the modern world of work and how they have affected you and your family or your business. You can also answer a survey designed to take the pulse of Canadians about good jobs and labour standards, especially those in the federally regulated private sector.

Your participation will help to ensure that federal labour standards reflect today’s workplace realities and protect vulnerable Canadians across the country.

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour


Survey

Consultation has concluded