Federal, provincial and territorial governments are working hard to reduce or remove barriers to Labour Mobility in Canada. However, if certified workers have concerns about how their certification is being recognized in another province or territory, they should contact the Labour Mobility Coordinator for the province or territory where they are currently certified.

If you think that you may have been treated unfairly or if you have any concerns, the first step is to contact the labour mobility coordinator of your province or territory. If initial discussions among parties concerned do not resolve the complaint or dispute, the CFTA features a formal dispute resolution mechanism which can be found in Chapter 10 (Dispute Resolution Procedures) of the agreement. Governments, individuals and the private sector can ultimately use this mechanism to resolve disputes in a cooperative and respectful way.

For past dispute resolutions, please see the Canadian Free Trade Agreement website.

Labour Mobility Coordinator Contacts

Each province and territory has a Labour Mobility Coordinator. The Labour Mobility Coordinator’s role is to support the implementation and ongoing adherence to the Labour Mobility provisions under the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) within their own province or territory. This can involve:

  • addressing questions and Labour Mobility concerns from certified workers;
  • interacting with regulatory authorities and officials in other government ministries to support the recognition of out-of-province/territory certified workers; and
  • assisting with the processes for reconciliation of occupational standards to the extent possible and where practical.

If you have any questions about the Labour Mobility provisions under the CFTA please contact the Labour Mobility Coordinator from the jurisdiction where you are currently certified.

Contact: Labour Mobility Coordinator

Apprenticeship and Sectoral Initiatives Directorate (ASID)
Employment and Social Development Canada
Government of Canada

Telephone: (613) 240-1608
Email: NC-FLMC-CFMO-GD@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca

Website: Labour Mobility – Canada.ca

Contact: Labour Mobility Coordinator

Mail to: Immigration Services and Strategic Planning Division, Ministry of Municipal Affairs
1810 Blanshard St 7th Floor PO BOX 9828 Stn Prov Govt,
Victoria, BC V8W 9W4

Telephone: (250) 883-4046
Email: AITlabourmobility@gov.bc.ca

Website: http://www.workbc.ca

Contact: Qualifications and Labour Mobility
Mail: Alberta Labour and Immigration
9th floor, 108 Street Building
9942 – 108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2J5

Telephone: (780) 422-5450
Fax: (780) 422-7173
E-mail: LabourMobility@gov.ab.ca

Contact: Saskatchewan Labour Mobility Coordinator
Mail:
Labour Market – Intergovernmental
Ministry of Immigration and Career Training
1945 Hamilton Street, 8th floor
Regina, SK S4P 2C8

Telephone: (306) 535-9217
Fax: (306) 787-8122
E-mail: Labour-Mobility@gov.sk.ca

Website: http://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/jobs-working-and-training/labour-mobility

Manitoba Labour Mobility Coordinator

Trade Agreements & Negotiations
910-259 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3P4

Telephone: (204) 945-8879
Email: fpir@gov.mb.ca

Website: Labour Mobility | Trade Agreements and Negotiations | Economic Development and Jobs | Province of Manitoba

Contact: Inter-Jurisdictional Relations Unit
Mail: Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development
Partnerships and Intergovernmental Affairs Branch
315 Front Street West, 17th floor,
Toronto, ON, M7A 0B8

Email: LabourMobility@ontario.ca

Contact: Direction des relations intergouvernementales et des mandats spéciaux
Mail: Direction des relations intergouvernementales et des mandats spéciaux
Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale
425 rue Jacques-Parizeau, 4e étage
Québec (QC) G1R 4Z1

Email: dri.info@mtess.gouv.qc.ca

Workforce Development Secretariat
Department of Immigration, Population Growth and Skills
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
P.O. Box 8700
St. John´s, (NL)  A1B 4J6

Telephone: (709) 729-6404
Fax: (709) 729-5712
Email: LMCG@gov.nl.ca

Contact: Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour

Telephone: 1 (506) 453-4155

Contact: Labour Mobility Coordinator
Mail: RPL/Labour Mobility Unit
Department of Labour and Advanced Education
Maritime Center, 4th Floor North
1505 Barrington Street
PO Box 697
Halifax, NS B3J 3K5
Telephone: (902) 424-3968
Fax: 902-424-1171
Email: labourmobility@novascotia.ca

Contact: Labour Mobility Coordinator
Mail: Economic and Population Growth: Office of Labour Mobility
176 Great George Street,
Suite #212
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4L1

Telephone: (902)368-4981
Fax: (902) 368-5886
Email: jmmuhato@gov.pe.ca; jacairns@gov.pe.ca

Contact: Post-Secondary and Labour Market
Mail: Post-Secondary and Labour Market
Department of Education
PO Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

Telephone: (867) 667-5906
Email: edu-pslm@yukon.ca

Contact: Labour Development and Standards Division
Department of Education, Culture and Employment
4501-50th Avenue
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9

Telephone: (867) 767-9351
Fax: (867) 873-0200
Email: Labour_Mobility@gov.nt.ca

Website: Government of Northwest Territories

Director
Department of Family Services
P.O. Box 1000, Station 1230
Iqaluit, Nunavut
X0A 0H0

Telephone :  (867) 857-3079
Email: rclift@gov.nu.ca

Website : www.gov.nu.ca

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Labour Mobility under the Canadian Free Trade Agreement does not cover workers who are not certified (i.e. apprentices, interns, articling or student categories) nor does it cover occupations that are not regulated. For more information about apprenticeship mobility please see the Provincial-Territorial Apprentice Mobility Protocol, under the FLMM Secretariat website.

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