Understanding & Applying Québec Employment Legislation


The purpose of this program is to provide a high-level overview of what employers need to be aware of as it relates to the five key pieces of employment legislation in Québec, how to apply these requirements in your workplace, and how to ensure compliance.

Intended Audience

Employers, Managers, Supervisors, HR Professionals


Approx. 1 hr 

  • History and Framework of Québec Employment Legislation
    • A History of Employment Legislation in Québec
    • Legislative Framework in Québec
  • Civil Code of Québec
    • Chapter VII – Contract of Employment
  • Equality – Employment Standards Legislation
    • Act respecting labour standards, CQLR c N-1.1
    • Act respecting occupational health and safety, CQLR c S-2.1
    • Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases, CQLR c A-3.001
  • Equal Opportunity – Human Rights Legislation
    • Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, CQLR c C-12
  • Equity – Employment Equity Laws
    • Pay Equity Act, CQLR c E-12.001
  • Understand the purpose of the key pieces of legislation that apply to employment in Québec
  • Understand the high-level compliance requirements under each piece of legislation
  • Understand how to apply these requirements in your workplace in order to ensure compliance

Upon completion of the program and passing a final, multiple-choice exam, learners will be provided with a certificate of completion that can be downloaded and printed for their records.