Who are Federally Regulated Employers? The federally regulated private sector is comprised of a tight niche of employees and employers whose labour rights and responsibilities are defined by the Canada Labour Code (CLC). Federal labour standards, which establish minimum working conditions, etc…, are set out in the CLC.

Which Industries are Regulated by the Canada Labour Code (CLC)?

The main sectors governed by the Canada Labour Code as federally regulated sectors are: 

  • Banking (eg. CIBC bank)

  • Inter-provincial/international transportation (ex. trucking companies, railways)

  • Airports, and Air transportation (eg. Air Canada)

  • Television, Telephone, Radio and Cable systems (eg. Rogers/Bell)

  • Fisheries

  • Grain Elevators

  • Uranium Mining and Processing

  • First Nation Activities and Crown Corporations

Under Canada Labour Code (CLC), the workers in the following sectors, are deemed to be federally regulated employees

  • Banking (eg. CIBC bank)

  • Inter-provincial/international transportation (eg. trucking companies, railways)

  • Airports, and Air transportation (eg. Air Canada)

  • Television, Telephone, Radio and Cable systems (eg. Rogers/Bell)

  • Fisheries

  • Grain Elevators

  • Uranium Mining and Processing

  • First Nation Activities and Crown Corporations

The Employment law test for whether or not the matter is provincially regulated, or federally regulated is fact-specific and legally based. For instance, if a transportation company starts regularly running across provincial boundaries it will become federally regulated. In practice, all matters which are not federally regulated are, by default, provincially regulated.

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In practice, all matters which are not federally regulated are, by default, provincially regulated.

The test for whether the matter is provincially regulated, or federally regulated is fact-specific and legally based. For instance, if a transportation company starts regularly running across provincial boundaries it will become federally regulated.

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Click here for a portrait of the federally regulated private sector.

Click here to learn about which industries are regulated by the CLC as federal regulated employers.

Click here to learn about CLC and how it applies to your workplace.

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