The Labour Standards Division administers the province’s Labour Standards Act, which mandates minimum terms and conditions of employment in the province. The Division also administers the Shops Closing Act, which sets the observance of holidays in the province when shops must be closed. This is achieved by:
- Ensuring compliance with Labour Standards and Shops Closing legislation through investigation and enforcement;
- Investigating and mediating disputes between employees and employers;
- Offering educational awareness seminars and consultative programs to communities and organizations, educational institutions, and various business sectors; and
- Consulting with employees and employers on workplace matters.