Fully Accredited Program Canada HR Employment and Labour Law

Canada’s employment laws are complex. With a complex interplay of federal, provincial and territorial regulations, this multi-jurisdictional system can create overlapping or even conflicting rules, making it difficult for HR leaders to navigate the legal landscape. This complexity is further compounded by regular revisions and updates, particularly in areas like workplace harassment and violence regulations, which have undergone changes more than five times in the last decade to address emerging issues. It is crucial for HR leaders to stay current with these regulatory changes to ensure compliance and effectively manage workplace legalities.

This certified program will give you an in-depth understanding of Canada's complex and dynamic employment laws, covering both federal and provincial/territorial levels. You will gain a thorough understanding of critical topics, including major laws such as provincial Employment Standards Acts, Canada Labour Code, Pay Equity Act, workplace safety/compensation statutes in each jurisdiction, Canadian Human Rights Act, and Canada’s extensive Occupational Health and Safety regulations. This program will also highlight the different provincial/territorial employment laws, focusing on their differences and helping you understand the interplay between federal and provincial/territorial employment laws.

Throughout the program, participants will be equipped with real-life case studies and examples on how to develop and implement HR policies and procedures that is aligned with the employment laws. You will also learn effective strategies for conducting workplace investigations, managing workplace violence and harassment, and addressing issues arising from employment litigations and disputes as well as effective dispute resolution mechanisms.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will earn a Certification in Canada HR Employment and Labour Law. This certification holds lifelong validity and not only enhances your professional credentials but also demonstrates your expertise in navigating the intricacies of Canada’s Employment Law ensuring compliance.

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This program will entitle you:

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  • Experience 3 days of instructor-led live program and in-depth learning on Canada’s Employment and Labour Law.
  • Attain the industry-recognized Certification in Canada HR Employment and Labour Law to demonstrate your expertise in employment law and compliance of legal policies
  • This certificate will demonstrate your expertise in developing stringent HR policies and robust compliance frameworks at your organization to ensure safety and well-being of your employees.  
  • For inquiries, chat with our Program Advisers at [email protected] or call us at
    • Singapore and Asia Pacific: +65 6716 9980
    • Australia and New Zealand: +61 3 9909 7310
    • UK, Europe and Middle East: +44 (020) 335 57898
    • USA: +1 888 745 8875



This program is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications, which maintains the governing standards for all professionals who have completed this program.

The content of this program has been fully certified and accredited by CPD Certification Service as conforming to Continuing Professional Principles. CPD is the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides support, advice and recognized independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD principles.

What Can You Expect From This Live Program

Canada's HR Employment and Labour Laws are intricate, encompassing more than 50 distinct pieces of legislation at both the federal and provincial levels. In addition, Canads’s employment legislation sets out harsh monetary penalties, fines, prosecution, and even imprisonment for non-compliance. In Ontario for example, maximum fines under the Employment Standards Act were recently doubled to $500,000 for individuals and $1,500,000 for corporations. The magnitude of consequences compels vigilant compliance for HR Leaders.

Designed for HR leaders and legal professionals, this certified program delves deeply into both federal and provincial/territorial employment laws that govern the workplace. Participants will gain an extensive understanding of key legislative frameworks including the provincial Employment Standards Acts, the Canada Labour Code, Pay Equity Act, Canadian Human Rights Act and Employment Insurance Act. This program will also cover key provincial and territorial legislations including the extensive Occupational Health and Safety regulations, workplace safety and insurance legislations as well as employment/labour standards.

Additionally, you will gain insights into crucial topics like commencing and ending employment relationships, privacy in the workplace, and pay equity, which underscores the importance of each phase of employment, from hiring to termination. Special focus is given to the legal considerations surrounding privacy, workplace violence, and the intricacies of employment insurance and labour dispute resolution. You will also learn effective strategies for addressing issues arising from employment disputes and effective dispute resolution mechanisms.

By the end of the program, you will have a complete understanding of the critical legalities involved in managing a workforce in Canada, equipped with the knowledge to navigate the complex landscape of employment law confidently. 

Upon successful completion of the program, you will earn a Certification in Canada HR Employment and Labour Law. This certification holds lifelong validity and not only enhances your professional credentials but also demonstrates your expertise in navigating the intricacies of Canada’s Employment Law ensuring compliance.

Key Skills You Will Gain

  • Canada Labour Code
  • Canada Labour and Employment Law
  • Provincial Employment/Labour Standards
  • Human Rights Legislation
  • Employment Standards Act
  • Canadian Human Rights Act
  • Minimum Wage Regulations
  • Health and Safety Laws
  • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)
  • Workplace Violence and Harassment
  • Employment Contracts
  • Common Law and Statutory Rights
  • Non-Solicitation Clauses
  • Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)
  • Pay Equity
  • Pension Benefits Standards Act
  • Inclusive Work Environment
  • Employment Insurance Act (EI)
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Compliance and Risk Management
  • Employment Claims
  • Employment Dispute Resolution
  • Inclusive Work Environment
  • Return-to-Work Program
  • Employment Law Litigation
  • Workplace Investigations

Your Faculty Director

Sasha Segal
Sasha Segal
Assistant General Counsel, Labour and Employment

Sasha Segal is a distinguished labour and employment law expert, adeptly guiding employers through the complexities of provincial and federal jurisdictions. As the Assistant General Counsel, Labour and Employment at Bruce Power, she leverages her extensive experience in unionized and non-unionized workplaces to provide strategic counsel. Previously at Miller Thomson LLP, Sasha advised HR leaders on a comprehensive range of matters, including discipline, dismissals, collective bargaining, human rights, workplace safety, employment standards, privacy, and labour grievances.

Known for her practical, timely, and solution-driven approach, Sasha tailors her advice to clients' specific needs, empowering them to navigate the intricate legal landscape confidently. She has assisted numerous startups and organizations new to the Canadian market in understanding and adhering to labour and employment law obligations. Sasha has represented employers before adjudicative bodies like the Ontario Labour Relations Board, Human Rights Tribunal, labour arbitrators, and Superior Court, demonstrating her litigation proficiency and deep grasp of legal principles.

Canada HR Employment and Labour Law Program Agenda

Module 1 - Introduction to Canadian Employment and Labour Law
Module 2 - Key Federal Legislation
Module 3 - Key Provincial/Territorial Legislation
Module 4 - Review of Employment Standards
Module 5 - Review of Labour Standards
Module 6 - Human Rights
Module 7 - Commencing the Employment Relationship
Module 8 - Ending the Employment Relationship
Module 9 - Privacy
Module 10 - Pay Equity
Module 11 - Occupational Health and Safety
Module 12 - Workplace Violence and Harassment
Module 13 - Workplace Safety and Insurance
Module 14 - Employment Insurance
Module 15 - Employment/labour Litigation and Dispute Resolution

How You Will Benefit

  • Navigate Key Legislation: Explore the essential federal and provincial/territorial legislation that shapes the employment landscape, such as the Canada Labour Code, Human Rights Act, Pay Equity Act, Employment Insurance Act, and laws related to employment standards, occupational health and safety, workplace safety and insurance, human rights, accessibility, and pay equity.
  • Ensure Compliance with Employment Standards: Master the minimum requirements for employment as prescribed by law, including wages/compensation, vacation and holidays, hours of work and overtime, leaves of absence, termination/severance, and enforcement mechanisms, enabling you to maintain compliance and protect employee rights.
  • Manage Labour Relations: Develop a deep understanding of labour standards, including the union certification process, collective agreement negotiation/bargaining, unfair labour practices, labour actions (strikes, lock-outs), the effect of collective agreements, and principles of labour arbitration, empowering you to navigate the complexities of unionized workplaces effectively.
  • Establish a Solid Employment Relationship: Learn best practices for commencing the employment relationship, including hiring practices, employment agreements/contracts, and key terms of employment, laying the foundation for a successful and legally compliant employer-employee relationship.
  • Navigate Termination Procedures: Understand the grounds for termination, termination/severance requirements, common law and human rights considerations, and the concept of constructive dismissal, enabling you to manage the ending of employment relationships effectively and lawfully.
  • Protect Privacy Rights: Explore legislative requirements, applicable principles, and privacy considerations in the employment relationship, safeguarding the rights of both employers and employees.
  • Promote Pay Equity: Gain insights into the governing legislation, key principles, and strategies for achieving pay equity, ensuring your organization fosters fairness and equality in compensation practices.
  • Prioritize Occupational Health and Safety: Understand the governing legislation, employer and employee obligations, and enforcement mechanisms related to occupational health and safety, creating a safe and secure work environment for all.
  • Address Workplace Violence and Harassment: Learn about legislative prohibitions, applicable definitions, and best practices for conducting workplace investigations, enabling you to promptly and effectively address incidents of violence and harassment in the workplace.

Certification in Canada HR Employment and Labour Law

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be awarded the prestigious Certification in Canada HR Employment and Labour Law which can be used in your resume, CV, and other professional credentials. With lifelong validity and global recognition, this designation will set you apart from your peers, demonstrating your expertise in Canada HR Employment and Labour Law ensuring workplace compliance. This program is developed by Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications and the content of this program has been certified by CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional principles.

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Dates: 25 - 27 Sep 2024

Venue: Online Executive Program (via Zoom)

Time: 8:00am - 3:30pm Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
10:00am - 5:30pm Central Daylight Time (CDT)
11:00am - 6:30pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

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By 26 Jul 2024 By 06 Sep 2024 After 06 Sep 2024
Canada Delegates CAD 2,395 CAD 2,595 CAD 2,695

Group Discount: 2nd participant get 10%, or register 3 participants and 4th participant get a complimentary seat (1 discount scheme applies)

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You can download our program brochure below. If you have any inquiries on this program, please contact our Program Advisor at [email protected] or call us at:

  • Singapore and Asia Pacific: +65 6716 9980
  • Australia and New Zealand: +61 3 9909 7310
  • UK, Europe and Middle East: +44 (020) 335 57898
  • USA: +1 888 745 8875

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