Already working in the industry? We have key tools and resources to help you along the way! See below for more information tailored to employees of the forestry sector.


LEGISLATION

LEGISLATION

https://www.novascotia.ca/JUST/Regulations/regs/lscgenls.htm
One area of the Labour Standards Code where the rules are different for forestry workers than most other workers is that the employees and employers to whom the Minimum Wage Order (Logging and Forestry Operations) applies.

GUIDE TO LABOUR CODE (NOVA SCOTIA)

https://novascotia.ca/lae/employmentrights/docs/LabourStandardsCodeGuide.pdf

The Guide is to help people understand how Nova Scotia Labour Standards legislation applies to employment relationships and the role of the Nova Scotia Labour Standards Division in enforcing the legislation. There is also information on specific rules. General Labour Standards Code Regulations.

HUMAN RIGHTS ACT (NOVA SCOTIA)

https://www.chrc-ccdp.gc.ca/eng/content/your-guide-understanding-canadian-human-rights-act-page1

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT

https://www.wcb.ns.ca/About-Us/Legislation-Workers-Compensation-Act.aspx

The Workers’ Compensation Act (the “Act”) provides the legal framework for the administration of the WCB’s prevention, return to work, assessment, and compensation programs. The regulations made under the Act provide further guidance on the application of the requirements in the Act

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT (NOVA SCOTIA)

https://nslegislature.ca/sites/default/files/legc/statutes/occupational%20health%20and%20safety.pdf

Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations establishes workplace health and safety standards and are administered by the Occupational Health and Safety Division of the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education. The federal Canada Labour Code applies to employees of companies or sectors that operate across provincial or international borders. Approximately 6% of the Canadian workforce falls under the OH&S jurisdiction of the federal government. The remaining 94% of Canadian workers fall under the legislation of the province or territory where they work. The Nova Scotia Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination for specific protected characteristics and in certain areas. Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent, and indivisible.