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Legislation - Canada

Information on this page is maintained by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). CCOHS is the CIS National Centre for Canada.

Occupational health and safety legislation in Canada outlines the general rights and responsibilities of the employer, the supervisor and the worker. Each of the ten provinces, three territories and the federal government has its own OSH legislation.

Federal legislation applies to employees of the federal government and federal corporations. It also applies to workers in certain industries such as inter-provincial and international transportation, shipping, telephone and cable systems, etc.

Provincial or territorial legislation applies in most other workplaces in the specific province or territory.

Read more about what legislation applies where.

This section provides links to acts, regulations and associated documents from the agencies with legislative responsiblity for occupational safety and health (OSH) and workers' compensation in each Canadian jurisdiction.


National

As Canada's national centre for occupational health and safety, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has created a comprehensive collection of environment, health, safety and related statutes, regulations and standards from all Canadian jurisdictions. Subscribers to this service have easy access to all of these documents from a single source. Read about this subscription-based legislation service and view the full list of available documents.

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Federal

  • Health Canada
    • Home
      • Acts and Regulations - includes Hazardous Materials Information Review Act and Hazardous Products Act.
      • WHMIS - detailed explanatory information about this national system for providing Canadian workers with safety and health information about hazardous workplace materials.
  • Human Resources and Social Development Canada

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Provincial and Territorial

Alberta

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British Columbia

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Manitoba

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New Brunswick

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Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Department of Government Services, Occupational Health and Safety Branch
  • Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission

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Northwest Territories

  • Workers' Compensation Board, Northwest Territories and Nunavut

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Nova Scotia

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Nunavut

  • Workers' Compensation Board, Northwest Territories and Nunavut

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Ontario

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Prince Edward Island

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Quebec

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Saskatchewan

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Yukon


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