Labour & Regulatory Services


Overview

Manitoba’s Labour and Regulatory Services is responsible for the effective delivery of programs and services pertaining to workplace safety and health, employment standards, labour relations, and public safety.

Divisional Administration
The Assistant Deputy Minister’s office provides advice and support to the Minister, Deputy Minister and Department, and leadership and overall direction for all Labour and Regulatory Services.  The Financial and Administrative Services Unit provides centralized support, coordination and other services to the Labour Programs Division in the areas of finance and administration, reporting, planning, comptrollership and accountability.

Conciliation and Mediation Services
Conciliation and Mediation Services promotes and maintains harmonious labour-management relations in Manitoba by providing conciliation, grievance mediation and preventive mediation services to organized labour and management.

Employment Standards
Employment Standards is a neutral third-party regulatory body that promotes compliance with minimum employment standards legislation and conducts proactive services to protect vulnerable workers.  The Division also offers labour adjustment services to assist employers find solutions to potential business closures or layoffs while supporting workforce adjustment committees to develop retraining and reemployment strategies for employees.

Manitoba Labour Board
The Manitoba Labour Board is an independent and autonomous specialist tribunal responsible for the fair and efficient administration and adjudication of responsibilities assigned to it under The Labour Relations Act and sections of Manitoba’s labour laws.

Office of the Fire Commissioner
Operating as a Special Operating Agency, the Office of the Fire Commissioner (OFC) performs a critical role in maintaining Manitoba’s public safety network, safeguarding Manitobans from fire and life safety hazards through education, investigation, emergency response and code application.

Research, Legislation and Policy
Research, Legislation and Policy provides centralized support to Labour Programs by conducting research and analysis, supporting policy development, coordinating legislative initiatives, and providing support services to a number of advisory boards and committees.  The Branch also ensure Labour Programs’ responsibilities under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Worker Advisor Office
The Worker Advisor Office, established under Section 108 of The Workers Compensation Act, is independent of the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) and provides professional and timely service to workers and their dependants who require advice, assistance and representation with their workers compensation claims.

Workplace Safety and Health
Workplace Safety and Health enforces The Workplace Safety and Health Act and its associated regulations in order to protect the safety and health of workers in Manitoba. Workplace Safety and Health's inspection and investigation activity focuses on improving legislative compliance in order to eliminate workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses.


Immigration: (has moved to Education & Training)

People interested in making Manitoba their new home are invited to visit our international portal, immigratemanitoba.com

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Pension Programs: (Will be moving to Finance)

Office of the Superintendant – Pension Commission

This branch administers and enforces the provisions of The Pension Benefits Act and Regulations, which sets minimum standards for employment pension benefits and the funding and investing of pensions and plan assets.

Phone: 204-945-2740
Toll-free: 1-800-282-8069 Ext. 2740
E-mail: pensions@gov.mb.ca

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