Northern Territories Federation of Labour was founded in 1980 and has more than 10,000 affiliated members in over a dozen unions in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. We are chartered by the Canadian Labour Congress, the largest democratic and popular organization in Canada with more than 3 million members. We do not answer to governments.
If your workplace has a union, call your union. If your workplace is not unionized, call the government program for labour (sometimes called employment standards, or labour program). First, you will need to know if you are covered by federal or territorial law.
If you work in the Northwest Territories or Nunavut, you are most likely covered by territorial law. Only 10% of workers are covered by federal law. Federal laws apply to you, if you work directly for the federal government, or one of these industries:
If you do not work for a federally-regulated industry (shown above), then you are covered by territorial laws (phone Government of the NWT, or Government of Nunavut).
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA (Federal)
Federal Labour Program
GOVERNMENT OF THE NWT (Territorial)
GOVERNMENT OF NUNAVUT (Territorial)
Labour Standards Compliance Office
1-888-873-1956 (Toll-Free NT/NU)
PO Box 2787
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2R1
100, 4910 – 53 St.
Hours of Operation:
8:30 am to 5:00 pm weekdays
(closed weekends and statutory holidays)