Scope of Optimize Employment

Optimize Employment monitors and reports on labour and employment legislation and regulations from across Canada, as well as news/announcements from select government and regulatory bodies.

Legislation & Regulations*   

Federal

  • Canada Labour Code
  • Canadian Human Rights Act
  • Cannabis Act**
  • Employment Equity Act
  • Employment Insurance Act
  • Non-smokers’ Health Act**

Alberta

  • Alberta Human Rights Act
  • Employment Standards Code
  • Labour Relations Code
  • Occupational Health And Safety Act
  • Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Act**
  • Workers’ Compensation Act

British Columbia

  • Cannabis Control and Licensing Act** 
  • Employment Standards Act
  • Human Rights Code
  • Labour Relations Code
  • Workers Compensation Act

Manitoba

  • The Accessibility For Manitobans Act
  • The Employment Standards Code
  • The Human Rights Code
  • The Labour Relations Act
  • The Pay Equity Act
  • The Smoking and Vapour Products Control Act**
  • The Worker Recruitment And Protection Act
  • The Workers Compensation Act
  • The Workplace Safety And Health Act

New Brunswick

  • Cannabis Control Act**
  • Employment Standards Act
  • Human Rights Act
  • Industrial Relations Act
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Pay Equity Act, 2009
  • Smoke-free Places Act**
  • Workers’ Compensation Act

Newfoundland

  • Buildings Accessibility Act
  • Human Rights Act, 2010
  • Labour Relations Act
  • Labour Standards Act
  • Occupational Health And Safety Act
  • Smoke-free Environment Act, 2005**
  • Workplace Health, Safety And Compensation Act

Nova Scotia

  • Accessibility Act
  • Human Rights Act
  • Labour Standards Code
  • Occupational Health And Safety Act
  • Pay Equity Act
  • Smoke-free Places Act**
  • Trade Union Act
  • Workers’ Compensation Act

Ontario

  • Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005
  • Cannabis Act, 2017**
  • Crown Employees Collective Bargaining Act, 1993
  • Employment Standards Act, 2000
  • Human Rights Code
  • Labour Relations Act, 1995
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Pay Equity Act
  • Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017**
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997

Prince Edward Island

  • Cannabis Control Act**
  • Employment Standards Act
  • Human Rights Act
  • Labour Act
  • Occupational Health And Safety Act
  • Pay Equity Act
  • Smoke-free Places Act**
  • Workers Compensation Act

Quebec

  • Act Respecting Labour Standards
  • An Act Respecting Industrial Accidents and Occupational Diseases
  • An Act Respecting Occupational Health and Safety
  • An Act to Secure Handicapped Persons in The Exercise of Their Rights With a View to Achieving Social, School and Workplace Integration
  • Cannabis Regulation Act**
  • Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms
  • Labour Code
  • National Holiday Act
  • Pay Equity Act
  • Workers’ Compensation Act

Saskatchewan

  • The Cannabis Control (Saskatchewan) Act**
  • The Saskatchewan Employment Act
  • The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code
  • The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013

Governments, Tribunals & Regulatory Bodies

Optimize Employment monitors the following governments, tribunals and regulatory bodies:

  • Canada Industrial Labour Relations Board
  • Employment and Social Development Canada
  • Alberta Labour Relations Board
  • Alberta Ministry of Labour
  • Alberta Workers’ Compensation Board
  • British Columbia Government
  • Worksafe BC
  • Manitoba Ministry of Growth, Enterprise & Trade
  • New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour
  • Newfoundland Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
  • Workplace NL
  • Nova Scotia Ministry of Labour and Advanced Education
  • Ontario Labour Relations Board
  • Ontario Ministry of Labour
  • Ontario Workplaces Safety & Insurance Board
  • Quebec Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail
  • Quebec Ministere du Travail, Emploi et Solidarite Sociale
  • Saskatchewan Government Labour Relations and Workplace Safety

*With respect to legislation and regulations, Optimize Employment focuses on the following:

  1. Government Bills amending the listed Acts are introduced and/or passed;
  2. Private Member and Senate Bills amending the listed Acts progress beyond first reading;
  3. Regulations related to the listed Acts are proposed or filed;
  4. Amendments to the listed Acts are proclaimed in force; and
  5. Consultations involving the listed Acts are launched.

**Optimize Employment coverage of cannabis and smoking legislation focuses on implications for employers, employees and workplaces generally.