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Canadian Government Departments Responsible for OH&S


Below is some contact information for agencies across Canada that are responsible for occupational health and safety in the federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions. Check government internet or telephone directory listings in your locality to find the telephone number of the office closest to you.

Canada (Federal Jurisdiction)


Occupational Health and Safety
Alberta Labour
10th Floor Seventh Street Plaza, South Tower
10030 - 107 Street
Edmonton, AB  T5J 3E4
General Inquiries: (780) 415-8690
Workplace Health and Safety Call Centre: 1-866-415-8690

British Columbia

6951 Westminster Highway
P.O. Box 5350 STN Terminal
Richmond, BC V6B 5L5
General Inquiries: (604) 273-2266
Health & Safety Questions: (604) 276-3100; 1-888-621-7233
After hours safety and health emergency reporting: (604) 273-7711; 1-888-621-7233


SAFE Manitoba
16 - 363 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3N9

For more information on SAFE Work Manitoba or for Workplace Safety and Health: (204) 957-7233; 1-866-929-7233

New Brunswick

Saint John - Head Office
1 Portland Street
P.O. Box 160
Saint John, NB E2L 3X9
Telephone: (506) 632-2200; 1-800-999-9775

Newfoundland and Labrador

Occupational Health and Safety Branch, Digital Government and Service NL
and WorkplaceNL
P.O. Box 9000
146-148 ForestRd.
St John's, NL A1A 3B8
Telephone: 1-800-563-9000
Information and concerns on workplace safety and general inspections: 709-729-2706 or 1-800-563-5471
Serious Workplace Accident Reports (only): (709) 729-4444 (24 Hours)

Northwest Territories and Nunavut

Workers' Safety and Compensation Commission of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut
P.O. Box 8888
Centre Square Tower, 5th Floor
5022 49 Street
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2R3

Incident and injury reporting - Toll Free: (800) 661-0792
Yellowknife Office: (867) 920-3888; 1-800-661-0792
Iqaluit Office: (867) 979-8500; 1-877-404-4407
Inuvik Office - Industrial Safety: (867) 678-2311

Nova Scotia

Occupational Health & Safety Division
Nova Scotia Labour and Advanced Education
P.O. Box 697
5151 Terminal Road
Halifax, NS B3J 2T8
Telephone: (902) 424-5400; 1-800-952-2687
http://www.gov.ns.ca/lae/ohs/ or http://novascotia.ca/lae/healthandsafety/


Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development
505 University Avenue, 19th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 1T7
Telephone: 1-877-202-0008 (in Ontario only)

Prince Edward Island

Workers' Compensation Board
P.O. Box 757. 14 Weymouth Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7L7
General Inquiries: (902) 368-5680; 1-800-237-5049 (in Atlantic Canada only)


Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST)
[Administrative Head Office]
524, rue Bourdages
Québec, QC G1K 7E2
Telephone: 1-844-838-0808
Regional Offices: https://www.cnesst.gouv.qc.ca/nous-joindre/Pages/nous-joindre.aspx


WorkSafe Saskatchewan
200 - 1881 Scarth Street
Regina, SK S4P 4L1
Telephone: (306) 787-4370; 1-800-667-7590
To report a dangerous work situation: 1-800-567-7233


Occupational Health and Safety Branch
Yukon Workers' Compensation, Health and Safety Board
401 Strickland Street
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5N8
General Inquiries: (867) 667-5645; 1-800-661-0443

Document last updated on February 17, 2021

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