The Agency is mandated to support and promote effective employment relations in the Province, to regulate minimum terms and conditions of employment through Labour Standards legislation, and to provide workplace dispute resolution services. These goals are pursued through the effective administration and enforcement of applicable legislation administered under the powers and duties of the Minister.
The Labour Relations Agency’s vision is of an optimal employment relations climate contributing to economic growth, competitiveness and prosperity.
The Labour Relations Agency’s ability to promote effective employment relations requires that stakeholders have a high level of trust and confidence in the independence of the Agency’s staff and in the quality of its services. To this end, the Agency’s organizational culture promotes three key values: professionalism, respect and partnership.
The Agency, through its Labour Standards Division, is responsible for administering the Province's Labour Standards Act, which imposes certain minimum conditions on most employment contracts of service. Services to the public include:
The Agency, through its Labour Relations Division, serves those employees and employers in the Province who operate within the framework of the collective bargaining system by offering support to both groups, with an emphasis on building constructive relationships. Programs and services include:
The Policy and Planning Division is responsible for the provision of information and research services related to the Province’s employment relations climate, and for the review and enhancement of the Agency’s policies, programs and services. This is accomplished through the effective administration of provincial labour legislation.
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