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Workers' Advisor or Advocate Offices Across Canada


A worker adviser or advocate office is typically an independent agency of the department responsible for health and safety in your jurisdiction but it may be appointed by a separate government department. This office generally provides free services to most injured workers and their survivors in workplace compensation or insurance matters. Eligibility for assistance does vary from region to region. Contact your local office for details.


Office of the Appeals Advisor
Financial Building
500-10621 100 Avenue
Edmonton AB T5J 2P3
Telephone: (780) 498-4480
Fax: (780) 498-7870
In Alberta: 1-800-661-5419
Outside Alberta: 1-800-661-9608

British Columbia

Workers' Advisers Office
500 - 8100 Granville Avenue
Richmond BC V6Y 3T6
Telephone: (604) 713-0360 or Toll-free: 1-800-663-4261
Fax: (604) 713-0311


Worker Advisor Office
Room 406 - 401 York Avenue, Norquay Building
Winnipeg MB R3C 0P8
Telephone: (204) 945-5787 or Toll-free: 1-800-282-8069

New Brunswick

Office of Workers' Advocate
(various local offices – see “contacts” on webpage listed below)
Telephone: (506) 453-2597
E-mail: dpetlinfo@gnb.ca

Fredericton: (506) 453-3247
Chestnut Complex: P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton NB E3B 5H1

Newfoundland and Labrador

Office of the Workers' Advisor(OWA), Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour
330 Portugal Cove Place, NAPE Bldg., 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 8597, Station "A"
St. John's NL A1B 3P2
Telephone: (709) 754-1660
Fax: (709) 754-1220

Northwest Territories and Nunavut

Workers' Advisors Office

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Telephone: (867) 444-0051
Email: advisor@workersadvisor.ca

Telephone: (867) 979-5303
Toll-free: 1-866-727-3830
Email: deputyadvisor@workersadvisor.ca

Nova Scotia

Workers' Advisor Program
5670 Spring Garden Road, Suite 502
P.O. Box 1063
Halifax NS B3J 2X1
Telephone: (Voice and TDD): 424-5050
Toll Free in NS: 1-800-774-4712
Fax: (902) 424-0530
Internet: http://novascotia.ca/lae/wap/


Office of the Worker Advisor
Main Office
123 Edward Street, Suite 1300
Toronto ON M5G 1E2
Telephone: (416) 325-8570 or Toll-free: 1-800-660-6769
Fax: (416) 325-4830

Prince Edward Island

Office of the Worker Advisor
161 St. Peters Road, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown PE C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 368-6460 or Toll free: 1-800-658-1806
Fax: (902) 368-3576


Service des plaintes
Tribunal administratif du travail
500, boul. René-Lévesque Ouest
Bureau 17.401
Montréal QC H2Z 1W7
Telephone: (514) 873-7188 or Toll-free: 1-800-361-9593


Office of the Worker's Advocate
400 1870 Albert Street
Regina, SK S4P 4W1
Telephone: (306) 787-2456 or Toll-free: 1-877-787-2456
Fax: (306) 787-0249


Workers' Advocate
Department of Justice, Government of Yukon
206C Lowe Street
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2W6
Phone: (867) 667-5324
Toll free (In Yukon): 1-800-661-0408, local 5324

Document last updated on February 5, 2018

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