Labour & Regulatory Services

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Labour & Regulatory Services is responsible for the effective delivery of programs and services pertaining to workplace safety and health, employment standards, labour relations, protecting workers rights and public safety. 

Labour and Immigration is no longer a Department on its own and is now a part of the new Department of Growth, Enterprise and Trade. Former components of Labour & Regulatory Services, specialized in the delivery of specific programs and services, will be moving to different departments.

Labour & Regulatory Services

Workplace Safety and Health

This branch administers and enforces The Workplace Safety and Health Act and regulations. The branch promotes awareness of workplace safety and health, compliance among employers and workers, and the adoption of measures to identify and control workplace safety and health hazards, thereby helping to prevent fatalities and reducing workplace injuries and illnesses, and contributing to a dynamic provincial economy and improved quality of life for Manitobans.
Phone: 204-945-3446
Toll-free: 1-866-888-8186
After hours: 204-945-0581
E-mail: wshcompl@gov.mb.ca

Employment Standards

Employment Standards administers and enforces The Employment Standards Code and a number of other acts and regulations. The branch educates workers and employers about their rights and responsibilities, provides labour adjustment services in response to actual or potential workforce downsizing and, through the Worker Advisors Office, provides advice, assistance and representation to injured workers and their dependents regarding workers’ compensation claims. 
Phone: 204-945-3352
Toll-free: 1-800-821-4307
E-mail: employmentstandards@gov.mb.ca

Office of the Fire Commissioner

The Office of the Fire Commissioner helps protect public safety in a broad range of areas, including fire protection and prevention, emergency response, building codes, and technical equipment safety. The Office of the Fire Commissioner also plays a key role in training via the Manitoba Emergency Services College in Brandon.
Phone: 204-945-3322                                              Manitoba Emergency Services College
Toll-free: 1-800-282-8069                                       Phone: 204-726-6855
E-mail: firecomm@gov.mb.ca                                   Toll-free: 1-888-253-1488

Conciliation and Mediation Services

This branch works to promote and maintain harmonious labour-management relations in Manitoba, to resolve impasses in collective bargaining and to minimize work stoppages. The branch provides services of Conciliation, Grievance Mediation, Preventative Mediation and consultation of labour relations.
Phone: 204-945-3367

Manitoba Labour Board

The Manitoba Labour Board operates as an independent specialist tribunal to assist parties in resolving disputes without the need of the formal adjudication process, and provide information to parties and the general public on the Board and its functions. In addition to legislation regarding labour relations, employment standards and occupational safety and health, the Board administers/adjudicates certain sections of other statutes such as The Elections Act, The Victims Bill of Rights, The Public Schools Act and The Essential Services Act.
Phone: 204-945-3783
Toll-free: 1-800-821-4307
E-mail: mlb@gov.mb.ca

Worker Advisor Office

The Worker Advisor Office provide free and confidential services to injured workers and their families who require assistance when dealing with the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) of Manitoba.
Telephone: 204-945-5787
Toll Free: 1-800-282-8069
Email us: wao@gov.mb.ca

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