Regulations and legislation

Learn more about the various pieces of legislation, regulations, and standards that pertain to doing business in Canada.


  • Federal Contractors Program: This program ensures that contractors who are awarded goods and services contracts by the Government of Canada of $200,000 or more, and who hire 100 or more employees, achieve and maintain a work force that is representative of the Canadian population.

Regulations and standards

  • Labour standards: This Web page provides information on how employers' compliance with Part III of the Canada Labour Code is monitored, and how investigations of alleged violations of the Code are conducted. It also provides related information to employers and employees.
  • Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service: This service provides dispute resolution and prevention services, as well as mediation and conciliation services, to federally regulated trade unions and employers under the Canada Labour Code.