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The official website of the federal government is:

Canada Labour Code

The CLC defines employment standards for employers in federally regulated industries (for information only as federally regulated industries are not covered in my book).

Canada Pension Plan

The CPP website provides details of the CPP retirement pension.

Canada Revenue Agency

The CRA administers tax laws for the federal and provincial governments. The CRA website provides valuable information for small businesses, including registering a business, payroll administration, income tax, and GST.

Employment and Social Development Canada – Employment Equity for Federal Contractors

Details of the Federal Contractors’ Program (for employers with 100 or more employees and with government contracts of over $1 million) can be found at

Employment Insurance

The EI website provides details of the EI benefit and employers’ responsibilities.

Federally Regulated Businesses

The federally regulated businesses and industries page of the Government of Canada website identifies those industries that are federally regulated and provides links to information about employment standards legislation in each province and territory.

Federal Labour Standards

The CLC establishes employment conditions and standards that apply to employees working in federally regulated businesses.

Government of Canada Job Bank

The Government of Canada Job Bank provides resources for both job seekers and employers. There is a job board where employers can post openings. A link to trend analyses provides information that may be helpful in defining and pricing jobs.

National Occupational Classification

The NOC is Canada’s national system for describing occupations. You can search the register to find how an occupation is classified or to learn about its main duties, educational requirements, aptitudes, interests, and other useful information.


The U.S. Department of Labor’s O*Net is similar to Canada’s NOC.


The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada enforces privacy laws in Canada, including PIPEDA. At the time of this writing, PIPEDA applies in Ontario because the province does not have a law that has been deemed substantially similar to the federal legislation.

Service Canada

Service Canada provides Canadians with a single point of access to a wide range of government services and benefits such as EI, CPP, Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPP-D), Old Age Security (OAS), and applications for SIN’s and passports. Their website provides information about services, as well as the location of centres that are available to the public.

Veterans Affairs Canada Job Bank

Employers wishing to hire a veteran can post a job through this site.

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