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Employment and Human Rights

Employment and human rights legislation include such issues as pay rates, discrimination, harassment, employment insurance, etc. Information can be obtained from jurisdictions as listed below:


Labour Program
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) [previously HRSDC]
Ottawa ON K1A 0J2

Canadian Human Rights Commission
344 Slater Street, 8th Floor,
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1E1, Canada
Telephone: (613) 995-1151 or Toll Free: 1-888-214-1090
TTY: 1-888-643-3304
Fax: (613) 996-9661


Employment Standards
Alberta Labour
Main Floor Sterling Place
9940 - 106 Street
Edmonton AB T5K 2N2
Alberta (780) 310-0000, then (780) 427-3731
Edmonton and surrounding areas dial (780) 427-3731
Fax: (780) 422 4349
On-line Request Form: http://work.alberta.ca/employment-standards/Employment-Standards-Online-Inquiry.html

Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission
Northern Regional Office
800 Standard Life Centre
10405 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4R7
Confidential Inquiry Line (780) 427-7661
Fax (780) 427-6013

Southern Regional Office
Suite 310, 525 - 11 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2R 0C9
Confidential Inquiry Line (403) 297-6571
Fax (403) 297-6567
To call toll-free within Alberta, dial 310-0000 and then enter the area code and phone number.

British Columbia

Employment Standards Branch
Ministry of Labour and Citizens' Services
PO Box 9594 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC V8W 9K4
Telephone: (250) 612-4100 or Toll-Free: 1-800-663-3316 (in British Columbia)

BC Human Rights Tribunal
1170 - 605 Robson Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5J3
Telephone: (604) 775-2000 or Toll-Free: 1-888-440-8844 (in B.C.)
Fax: (604) 775-2020
TTY: (604) 775-2021


Employment Standards
Manitoba Labour and Immigration
Room 604 - 401 York Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0P8
24 hour Inquiry Lines
Telephone: (204) 945-3352 or Toll-Free: 1-800-821-4307

Manitoba Human Rights Commission
7th Flr-175 Hargrave
Winnipeg MB R3C 3R8
Telephone: (204) 945-3007 or Toll-Free: (888) 884-8681
TTY: (204) 945-3442
Fax: (204) 945-1292
E-mail: hrc@gov.mb.ca

New Brunswick

Employment Standards Branch
Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour
Chestnut Complex
470 York Street
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 3P7
Telephone: (506) 453-2725 or Toll-Free: 1-888- 452-2687
Fax: (506) 453-3806

New Brunswick Human Rights Commission
751 Brunswick Street
P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB Canada E3B 5H1
Telephone: (506) 453-2301 or Toll-Free: 1-888-471-2233 (in N.B.)
Fax: (506) 453-2653
TDD: (506) 453-2911
E-mail: hrc.cdp@gnOMITTHISb.ca
Office hours: 8:15 AM to 4:30 PM Atlantic Time

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission
The Beothuck Building
20 Crosbie Place
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL A1B 4J6
Telephone: (709) 729-2709 or Toll-Free: 1-800-563-5808
Fax: (709) 729-0790
E-mail: humanrights@gov.nl.ca

Northwest Territories

Employment Standards
Department of Education, Culture and Employment
1st Floor Nova Plaza
PO Box 1320
Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Telephone: (867) 767-9351 ext. 71469 or Toll-Free: 1-888-700-5707 (Canada-wide)
Fax: (867) 873-0483
E-mail: employment_standards@gov.nt.ca

Northwest Territories Human Rights Commission
Main Floor, Laing Building, 5003-49th Street
PO Box 1860
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2P4
E-mail: info@nwthumanrights.ca
Telephone: (867) 669-5575 or Toll-Free: 1-888-669-5575
Fax: (867) 873-0357

Nova Scotia

Labour Standards Division
Department of Labour and Advanced Education
5151 Terminal Road, 7th floor
PO Box 697
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2T8
Telephone: (902) 424-4311 or Toll-Free: 1-888-315-0110
Fax: (902) 424-5640
E-mail: labrstd@gov.ns.ca

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission
6th Floor, Joseph Howe Building
1690 Hollis Street
P.O. Box 2221
Halifax, NS B3J 3C4
Telephone: (902) 424-4111 or Toll-Free: 1-877-269-7699
Fax : (902) 424-0596
E-mail: hrcinquiries@novascotia.ca


Nunavut Human Rights Tribunal
P.O. Box 15
Coral Harbour, Nunavut X0C 0C0
Telephone: (867) 925-8447 or Toll-Free: 1-866-413-6478
Fax: (867) 925-8453


Employment Practices Branch
Ministry of Labour
400 University Avenue, 9th Floor
Toronto ON M7A 1T7
Telephone: (416) 326-7160 or Toll-Free: 1-800-463-2493 (in Ontario)
Toll-free: 1-800-531-5551 (Canada-wide)

Ontario Human Rights Commission
180 Dundas Street W. 8th Floor
Toronto ON M7A 2R9
Human Rights Inquiries:
Telephone: (416) 326-9511 or Toll-Free: 1-800-387-9080
TTY (Local) (416) 314-6526 or Toll-Free: 1-800-308-5561

Head Office:
Reception: (416) 314-4500
Reception (TTY): (416) 314-4493
E-mail: info@ohrc.on.ca

Prince Edward Island

Employment Standards
Department of Environment, Labour and Justice
Second Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 620-3777
Facsimile: (902) 368-5476

Prince Edward Island Human Rights Commission
53 Water Street, Charlottetown, PE
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown PE C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 368-4180 or Toll-Free: 1-800-237-5031 (n PEI only)
Fax:(902) 368-4236
E-mail: peihr@isn.net


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

Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse
360, Saint-Jacques Street, 2nd floor
Montreal (Quebec) H2Y 1P5
Telephone: (514) 873-5146 or Toll-Free: 1-800-361-6477
Fax: (514) 873-6032


Employment Standards
Government of Saskatchewan
300-1870 Albert Street
Regina, SK S4P 4W1
Toll-Free: 1-800-667-1783 (Canada-wide)
Fax: (306) 787-4780

Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
Saskatoon Office
8th Floor, Sturdy Stone Building
122-3rd Avenue North
Saskatoon, SK S7K 2H6
Telephone: (306) 933-5952 or Toll-Free: 1-800-667-9249
Fax: (306) 933-7863
TTY: (306) 373-2119
E-mail: shrc@shrc.gov.sk.ca

Regina Office
1942 Hamilton Street, Suite 301
Regina, SK S4P 2C5
Telephone: (306) 787-2530 or Toll-Free: 1-800-6670-8577
Fax: (306) 787-0454
TTY: (306) 787-8550
E-mail: shrc@shrc.gov.sk.ca


Employment Standards
307 Black Street
Box 2703 (C-7)
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Telephone: (867) 667-5944 or Toll-Free: 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5944 (Yukon)
Fax: (867) 393-6317
E-mail: employmentstandards@gov.yk.ca

Yukon Human Rights Commission
215-305 Main Street
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2B4
Telephone: (867) 667-6226 or Toll-Free: 1-800-661-0535
Fax: (867) 667-2662
E-mail: info@yukonhumanrights.ca

Document last updated on June 27, 2016
Document confirmed current on July 17, 2017

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