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With over 500 entries our directory is one of the most comprehensive list of Canadian employment rights resources on the internet. The list is updated and checked on a regular basis. Should you find a problem or know of a resource that you feel belongs in our directory please contact us.

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Health and Safety, Human Rights, Legal, Migrant and Immigrant Workers, Violence In The Workplace, Web Search Resources, Women and Work, Workers With Disabilities, Workers Rights, Freelance, Miscellaneous.

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Human Rights and Privacy

Legal Resources

Community Legal Services and Legal Aid

  • Parkdale Community Legal Services - Toronto, Ontario
    They cover a wide variety of subject areas, including social assistance, workers' rights, tenants' rights, immigration and refugee claims, mental health law, and domestic violence issues - Parkdale Toronto Ontario
  • Our Services: Ottawa Community Legal Services - Ontario
    There are four Community Legal Clinics and the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic serving the low income residents living in the amalgamated City of Ottawa. Depending on where you live and what your problem is, you may be referred to a legal clinic serving your area. We are funded by Legal Aid Ontario and are responsible to a local community board of directors or steering committee. We can give you advice if your income is within our guidelines. You may be screened for your financial eligibility even for telephone advice.
  • Community Legal Clinic - Simcoe, Haliburton and Kawartha Lakes - Ontario
    Community Legal Clinic - Simcoe, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes is a legal clinic in Ontario that offers client counselling, client representation, public education seminars, law reform and community development.
  • Legal Aid Ontario: Contact and Location Info
    Community legal clinics provide representation, public legal education, law reform and community development services to low-income individuals and groups within a defined geographical area.
  • Legal Clinic - Alberta
    The Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic (CACLC) provides legal advice and information to people who cannot afford a lawyer and do not qualify for legal aid.
  • Community Advocacy & Legal Centre - Ontario
    The Community Advocacy & Legal Centre is a non-profit community legal clinic.
  • Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)
    CLEO is a community legal clinic, founded in 1974, that specializes in public legal education.
  • Community Advocacy & Legal Centre - Ontario
    We are a community legal centre providing free legal advice to low income residents of Hastings, Prince Edward and Lennox & Addington Counties
  • Legal aid - BC
    The Legal Services Society (LSS), the organization that provides legal aid in BC. Legal aid includes representation by a lawyer, legal advice, and legal information.
  • Legal Services in Saskatchewan
    This information sheet provides information and assistance for individuals looking to access legal services in Saskatchewan.
  • Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan
    The Clinic Program is a series of free legal clinics located throughout the province of Saskatchewan.
  • Legal Aid Ontario
    LAO's mandate in the Legal Aid Services Act, 1998 is to "promote access to justice throughout Ontario for low-income individuals by means of providing consistently high quality legal aid services in a cost-effective and efficient manner."
  • Legal Aid - Newfoundland and Labrador
    The department ensures the impartial administration of justice and the protection of the public interest through the dual offices of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice.
  • Legal Aid Alberta
    Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) provides a range of legal services to low-income Albertans in a number of areas of law including family, criminal, and civil.
  • Pro Bono Law of BC
    An innovative, collaborative pro bono system advancing access to justice and serving the legal needs of people and non-profit organizations of limited means throughout British Columbia.
  • Legal Aid Manitoba
    Provides legal help to people with low incomes.
  • Legal Aid - Quebec
    The Commission des services juridiques is the agency responsible for applying Québec’s Legal Aid Act and for ensuring that legal aid is provided to any eligible person who applies for it.
  • Legal Aid - Nova Scotia
    Legal Aid ensures that help is available at a critical point. It is the type of help that can take an individual or family out of crisis, map a better way forward and put within grasp the means of transformation.

Migrant and Immigrant Workers - Temporary Workers

  • Country Guide to Canada - Immigration to Canada
    A country guide for visitors students immigrants residents and citizens of Canada providing exhaustive information about Canada, Gateway to Canada & Settlement Services in Canada, Country Guide to Canada & Gateway to Canada, Settlement Services in Canada
  • Settlement.Org - Ontario
    If you are new to Ontario, Settlement.Org is for you. Find answers to common questions about moving to Ontario and settling into your new home.
  • Justicia For Migrant Workers
    J4MW strives to promote the rights of migrant farmworkers (participating in the Canadian Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program and the Low Skilled Workers Program) and farmworkers without status.
  • Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies
    AAISA provides an association by and through which the members can work towards addressing the needs of immigrants, the agencies that serve them and the larger community which welcomes them.
  • Justice for Migrant Workers
    Justice (justicia in Spanish) for Migrant Workers (J4MW) is a volunteer driven collective committed to organizing with and for migrant farm workers and their families.
  • Employment | ImmigrantLegal.ca - BC
    Information for Immigrant Workers in BC
  • Understand your rights – Temporary foreign workers
    Canadian laws protect every worker in Canada. This includes temporary foreign workers like you.
  • Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education - Temporary Foreign Workers
    The Temporary Foreign Worker Advisory Office and Temporary Foreign Worker Helpline will help you learn about your rights and find solutions for situations involving unfair, unsafe or unhealthy working conditions.
  • OCASI - Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
    OCASI was formed in 1978 to act as a collective voice for immigrant-serving agencies and to coordinate response to shared needs and concerns.
  • Work in Canada
    Apply to work in Canada, extend a work permit or hire a foreign worker.
  • Migrant Workers Alliance for Change
    The Migrant Workers Alliance for Change is a coalition of national migrant worker groups, grassroots organizations, unions, faith groups, activists and researchers that have come together to fight for justice and dignity for migrant workers.
  • Caregivers' Action Centre
    The Caregivers’ Action Centre (CAC) is a grassroots organization of live-in caregivers, former caregivers, newcomers and their supporters. Since 2007, we have been advocating and lobbying for fair employment, immigration status and access to settlement services for live-in caregivers through self-organizing, research and education.

Miscellaneous Resources including Employment Insurance

Violence In The Workplace

Web Search

Women and Work

  • Equal Pay Coalition - Ontario
    The Equal Pay Coalition was formed in 1976 as a coalition of organizations to seek the implementation of equal pay for work of equal value both through legislation and collective bargaining.
  • fafia - Feminist Alliance For International Action - Canada
    The Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA) is a dynamic coalition of over 75 Canadian women’s equality-seeking and related organizations
  • NAWL - National Association of Women and the Law - Canada
    The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) is a feminist non-profit organization that has worked to promote the equality rights of all women in Canada since 1974.
  • Women in Canada - Workplace information
    The past several decades have witnessed dramatic growth in the share of women who are part of the paid workforce.
  • Pay Equity - Canada
    Pay Equity helps achieve fairness in the workplace by ensuring that women and men are paid equal wages for work of equal value.
  • ACTEW: A Women's Training Community
    Founded in 1987, A Commitment to Training and Employment for Women (ACTEW) is a network of agencies providing community-based employment and training services for women.
  • LEAF: Women's Legal Education and Action Fund
    LEAF - the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund - is a national charitable organization that works toward ensuring the law guarantees substantive equality for all women in Canada.
  • Ontario Womens Justice Network
    The Ontario Women's Justice Network (OWJN) promotes an understanding of the law with respect to violence against women, providing accessible legal information to women and their supporters in a manner that reflects the diverse experiences and realities of women.
  • Employment Insurance Maternity and Parental Benefits - Service Canada Employment Insurance provides maternity/parental benefits to individuals who are pregnant, have recently given birth, are adopting a child, or are caring for a newborn.
  • Pay Equity Commission - Ontario
    This website contains information that is related to the mandate and operations of the Pay Equity Office only.

Workers With Disabilities

  • LinkUp Employment Services - Canada
    Link Up Employment Services for Persons with Disabilities is a charitable, not-for-profit employment services agency with a head office in the heart of Toronto, Ontario, and branch offices in Woodbridge, Ontario, Winnipeg, Manitoba and Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Disability-Related Policy in Canada
    This website will represent a unique collaboration between researchers and members of the disability community around Disability-Related Policy in Canada.
  • Diversity in the Workplace
    10 Ways to Welcome Workers with Disabilities
  • Workers with Disabilities - Abilities Canada
    This website is an opportunity for people with disabilities and the broader community to engage in dialogue around issues that matter to all of us
  • Perspectives on Labour and Income - Disability in the workplace
    This quarterly publication brings together and analyzes a wide range of labour and income data
  • Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians
    To increase awareness of rights and responsibilities, so blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted individuals can have equal access to the benefits and opportunities of society.
  • Research Action Alliance on the Consequences of Work Injury - Ontario
    Research Action Alliance on the Consequence of Work Injury: Injured workers, community representatives and academics working together for justice
  • SPARC BC
    Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC BC) has been working with communities on Accessibility, Community Development Education, Income Security, and Community Social Planning since 1966. We are a non-partisan, charitable organization.
  • Practical Guide for Employment Accommodation for People with Disabilities
    DAWN (DisAbled Women's Network) Ontario is a feminist cross-disability organization working towards access, equity, & full participation of Women with disAbilities through public education, coalition-building, lobbying, self-advocacy, resource development and information and communication technology.
  • Advancing the Inclusion of People with Disabilities (2008)
    The Government of Canada is committed to helping make Canada a truly accessible society for all Canadians.
  • Abilities Canada
    Abilities Canada - Abilities Magazine
  • People With Disabilities - Employment - Resources and Publications
    The Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC BC) is a non-partisan, charitable organization that was established in 1966. SPARC BC focuses on social justice issues and works together with communities
  • InjuredWorkersOnline
    Injuredworkersonline.org website for Ontario's injured workers to share news on law reform, support, research, advocacy, training and education on the workers' compensation system
  • ARCH - Ontario
    ARCH Disability Law Centre is a specialty community legal aid clinic dedicated to defending and advancing the equality rights of people with disabilities in Ontario.

Workers Rights

  • Worker's Rights - PovNet -BC - Canada
    PovNet provides online tools that facilitate communication, community and access to information around poverty-related issues in British Columbia and Canada.
  • International Labour Organization
    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the tripartite UN agency that brings together governments, employers and workers of its member states in common action to promote decent work throughout the world.
  • Employment Standards Legislation in Canada
    This documentation deals with private sector minimum employment standards in Canada. It deals with issues such as the minimum age for employment, hours of work and overtime pay, minimum wages, equal pay, and more.
  • Work Rights - Canada
    WorkRights gives you a chance to access the latest information on the labour codes to your province, and to compare practices in your region with those of other provinces and territories in Canada.
  • Workers' Action Centre - Ontario
    The Workers’ Action Centre is a worker-based organization committed to improving the lives and working conditions of workers in low-wage and precarious employment.
  • The Calgary Workers' Resources Centre
    The Calgary Workers' Resources Centre will work to build the capacity of Calgarians to understand and achieve their benefits and entitlements of employment.
  • Unemployed Workers Help Centre - Saskatchewan
    The Unemployed Workers Help Centre (UWHC) is a non-profit organization providing information and advocacy services on Employment Insurance. Our services are open to everyone in need and no fees are charged for any service.
  • RateMyEmployer.ca Employer ratings by employees
    Who said background checks and Pre-Employment Screenings should be reserved to employers only?
  • Wage Earner Protection Program - Canada All Provinces
    The Wage Earner Protection Program (WEPP) compensates eligible workers for unpaid wages, vacation, severance and termination pay they are owed when their employer declares bankruptcy or becomes subject to a receivership under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.
  • Your Rights - Ontario
    Workers' Action Centre Pamphlet summary of rights
  • British Columbia - Workers' Rights | PovNet
    PovNet provides online tools that facilitate communication, community and access to information around poverty-related issues in British Columbia and Canada.
  • ::: IAVGO ::: Industrial Accident Victims' Group of Ontario
    IAVGO is a community legal aid clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario since 1975. They serve the injured worker community in Ontario.
  • YourRights.pdf - Workers Action Centre - Ontario
    The Workers’ Action Centre is a workerbased organization committed to improving the lives and working conditions of people in low-wage and unstable jobs. We fight for all workers to have a voice at work and be treated with dignity and fairness.
  • Minimum Wage in Canada by Province
    The hourly minimum wage in Canada in each of the provinces and territories.
  • Working in Canada - Workplace Standards
    In Canada, federal and provincial laws protect workers and Definition of employers. Laws set Definition of minimum wage levels, health and safety standards, and hours of work. Human rights laws protect employees from being treated unfairly because of their sex, age, race, religion, or disability.
  • Windsor Workers' Action Centre
    The Workers’ Action Centre provides a new way for people to join together to fight for fair employment.
  • OEERC — Ontario Employment Education & Resource Centre
    Committed to improving public education and awareness on workplace legislation, as well as developing and implementing much-needed supports and strategies for workers who have experienced violations of their rights.

Freelance - Journalism - Media