On Friday, Sept. 9, the annual federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) ministers of labour meeting is being held in the city of Prince George. The meeting will be co-chaired by Canada’s Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour MaryAnn Mihychuk, and Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour Shirley Bond.
The annual FPT ministers of labour meeting provides an opportunity to bring the nation’s labour ministers together to share information, experiences and ideas about Canada’s challenges and opportunities in the areas of labour policy, employment standards and occupational health and safety. Participants also explore ways to ensure employers and workers across Canada continue to prosper and have productive and fair workplaces.
The Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Responsible for Labour is responsible for labour policy and legislation and employment standards in British Columbia, and workers’ compensation and workplace occupational health and safety through WorkSafeBC.
Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour –
“It’s great that Prince George is the location for the 2016 federal, provincial and territorial ministers of labour meeting. Prince George is a vibrant, active and diverse community, and I am proud to host my colleagues in Northern B.C. British Columbia currently leads Canada in job creation and economic growth, so it’s a good time to collaborate and discuss labour relations and policy with ministers from across the nation.”
MaryAnn Mihychuk, federal Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour –
“I’m looking forward to joining my provincial and territorial colleagues in Prince George to share ideas and discuss labour related topics of mutual interest with the goal of better supporting Canadian workers.”