Residents were invited to have their say on potential amendments to the Employment Standards Act.
In December 2017, the Government of Canada made changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program and to the Canada Labour Code. These changes resulted in differences between the NWT Employment Standards Act (Act) and the Canada Labour Code which usually include the same or similar eligible benefits.
The GNWT proposed to amend the Act to align more closely with the Canada Labour Code and to introduce leave provisions for victims of domestic violence, enhance protection of domestic workers and clarify protection of construction workers.
Engagement feedback from December 19, 2018 to January 19, 2019
Results under review
This engagement was completed January 19, 2019
Have Your Say
The GNWT undertook preliminary public feedback through stakeholder interviews and an online survey for interested members of the public to provide their input. The results are available in a What We Heard report.
The amendments to the Employment Standards Act came into force on January 1, 2020.