The Canadian Human Rights Act covers you if you work in the following industries:

  • Banking
  • Marine Shipping
  • Ferry and Port Services
  • Air Transportation, including Airports, Aerodromes and Airlines
  • Railway
  • Road Transportation that involves crossing provincial or international borders
  • Canals
  • Pipelines
  • Tunnels and Bridges (crossing provincial borders)
  • Telephone, Telegraph and Cable Systems
  • Radio and Television Broadcasting
  • Grain Elevators
  • Feed and Seed Mills
  • Uranium Mining and Processing
  • Businesses dealing with the protection of Fisheries as a natural resource
  • Many First Nation activities
  • Most Federal Crown Corporations

The Alberta Human Rights Act covers anyone working in industries not listed above.  If you work in any other industry, please go to the Alberta Human Rights Act section of the application.

The Canadian Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination of the following grounds:

  • National or ethnic origin
  • Colour
  • Religion
  • Age
  • Sex (which includes pregnancy)
  • Sexual orientation
  • Marital status
  • Family status
  • Disability and conviction for an offense for which a pardon has been granted, or in respect of which a record suspension has been ordered

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The information on the Canadian Human Rights Act has been gathered from the Canadian Human Rights Commission website.

Canadian Human Rights Commission

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Ottawa, ON

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