Equal Employment Opportunities

As an organization or business that is regulated by the federal government, you are legally required to follow the rules set out by the Employment Equity Act.

The Employment Equity Act is a federal law that requires you to provide equal employment opportunities within your organization to four designated groups: women; Aboriginal peoples; persons with disabilities; and members of visible minorities.

Visit the Labour Program for more information about the Employment Equity Act.

Visit the Labour Program's online employment equity course to learn more about how to implement and maintain your employment equity program. 

Check out the Commission’s tips and tools on how to improve your workplace, meet your responsibilities and avoid employment equity audits. Or visit our frequently asked questions for employers.