Canada Industrial Relations Board

The main responsibility of the CIRB is to interprete and administer the Industrial Relations and Occupational Health and Safety sections of the Canadian Labour Code. The CIRB also contributes to promote effect industrial relations to any work, undertaking or business that falls under the authority of the Parliament of Canada. []


The CIRB's jurisdiction is in regard to about a million employees who are engaged in industries under federal jurisdiction. The sectors under federal jurisdiction include inter-provincial transportation, broadcasting, banking, longshoring, and grain-handling. Also, the CIRB's jurisdiction is private sector employees in Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut. If an employee or employer is not in this jurisdiction then they fall under the jurisdiction of their provincial industrial relations board. []


Certifying trade unions, investigating complaints of unfair labour practice, issuing cease and desist orders in cases of unlawful strikes and lockouts, rendering decisions on jurisdictional issues, and dealing with complex situations arising from a sale of business. The CIRB also help mediate disputes before they result in a strike or lockout. []

See also

Industrial Relations
Canada Labour Code

External links

[ Website]
* [ Canada Labour Code]

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