As an employer, the GNWT recognizes the importance of healthy and safe workplaces and employees. Employee wellness is an important part of a successful workplace. To learn more, please visit the Workers' Safety and Compensation Commission's website below:
GNWT Health and Safety Policy
NWT Safety Legislation
Safety Act – English / French (NT-PDF)
Canada Labour Code (R.S.C., 1985, c.L-2)
The Canada Labour Code ("the Code") governs the health and safety intended for employers and employees working under federal jurisdiction.
For an overview of the Canada Labour Code, Part II click here.
Worker’s Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) links
The WSCC publishes codes of practice that provide practical guidance to help stakeholders achieve safety standards required by the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Safety Acts and Regulations. To view the codes of practice, please visit the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commissions website.
- Worker Rights and Responsibilities
To learn more about workers’ rights and responsibilities, click here.
WSCC Poster: Worker Rights
- Incident Reporting Procedures
The injury reporting process for workers can be found on WSCC’s website.
The injury reporting process for employers can be found on WSCC’s website.