Canadian Government Departments Responsible for Health and Safety

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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)

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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

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


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Workplace Safety and Health Branch (WSH)
Department of Labour, Consumer Protection and Government Services
200 – 401 York Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R3C 0P8
Telephone Inquries (204) 957-7233 or toll free 1 855-957-7233 and press “1” to speak to WSH
Email Inquiries:

New Brunswick

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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

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P.O. Box 9000
146-148 ForestRd.
St John's, NL A1A 3B8
Telephone: 1-800-563-9000

WorkplaceNL Client Service Telephone: 709-778-1000 or 1-800-563-5471

Occupational Health and Safety Branch, Digital Government and Service NL
OHS: General Inquiries & Complaints: 709-729-2706 or 1-800-563-5471

Serious Workplace Accident Reports (only): (709) 729-4444 (24 Hours)

Northwest Territories and Nunavut

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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

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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


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Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development
400 University Avenue, 14th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 1T7
Telephone: 1-877-202-0008 (in Ontario only)

Prince Edward Island

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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)


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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:


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


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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
To report an unsafe workplace or a serious workplace accident: 867-667-5450 or 1-800-661-0443

  • Fact sheet last revised: 2022-04-21