Operations Program Directives (OPDs)

Operations Program Directives (OPDs) are developed by the Labour Program to describe the policies and procedures the Labour Program staff must follow when enforcing the Canada Labour Code and related Regulations, or performing associated activities. Broadly speaking, the OPDs outline who does what, when. OPDs and Interpretations, Policies and Guidelines (IPGs) are intended to ensure that programs are delivered effectively and consistently across the country. OPDs and IPGs are available to the general public, and therefore may be used by clients to understand departmental policies, procedures and interpretations.

Disclaimer: These documents are not the official versions. The Labour Program assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of any reproduction derived from the content of these pages that have been prepared for reference only.

General OPDs

Index of General Operations Program Directives
Title No. IPG Ref. PDF
Identification Requirements and Controls 101-2 n/a Download
OPD 101-2
(PDF 203 KB)
National Training Program (NTP) for Labour Affairs Officers (LAOs) 104-1 n/a Download
OPD 104-1
(PDF 549 KB)
Priorities for Interventions 700-3 n/a Download
OPD 700-3
(PDF 31 KB)
Program Directives Manual System 100-1 n/a Download
OPD 100-1
(PDF 64 KB)
Supply and Distribution of Pre-printed Labour Canada Forms 101-1 n/a Download
OPD 101-1
(PDF 46 KB)

Labour Standards (Employment Standards)

Index of Operations Program Directives on Labour Standards
Title No. IPG Ref. PDF
Administration and Enforcement Procedures, Fair Wages and Hours of Labour Act and Regulations 870 n/a Download
OPD 870
(PDF 279 KB)
Complaints Handling, Canada Labour Code, Part III 700-10 n/a Download
OPD 700-10
(PDF 373 KB)
Compliance Policy, Canada Labour Code, Part III 700-1 n/a Download
OPD 700-1
(PDF 75 KB)
Group Termination Procedures, Canada Labour Code, Part III 810-1 IPG-029 Download
OPD 810-1
(PDF 29 KB)
Inspections, Canada Labour Code, Part III 700-16 n/a Download
OPD 700-16
(PDF 138 KB)
Ministerial Permit under section 176 - Hours in excess of maximum hours of work 802-1 n/a Download
OPD 802-1
(PDF 156 KB)
Priorities For Interventions, Canada Labour Code, Part III 700-3 n/a Download
OPD 700-3
(PDF 31 KB)
Response to Complaint of Alleged Unjust Dismissal, Canada Labour Code, Part III 815-1 IPG-049, IPG-033 Download
OPD 815-1
(PDF 167 KB)
Schedule Development Procedures, Fair Wages and Hours of Labour Act and Regulations 871 n/a Download
OPD 871
(PDF 51 KB)
Wage Recovery Procedure, Canada Labour Code, Part III 817-1 n/a Download
OPD 817-1
(PDF 315 KB)

Workplace Equity

Index of Operations Program Directives on Workplace Equity
Title No. IPG Ref. PDF
Federal Contractors Program – Compliance Assessment 700-14 n/a Download
OPD 700-14
(PDF 196 KB)

Health and Safety

Index of Operations Program Directives on Health and Safety
Title No. IPG Ref. PDF
Claims Processing 602-1 n/a Download
OPD 602-1
(PDF 26 KB)
Complaints Handling, Canada Labour Code, Part II 700-9 n/a Download
OPD 700-9
(PDF 336 KB)
Compliance Policy, Canada Labour Code, Part II 700-2 n/a Download
OPD 700-2
(PDF 46 KB)
Hazardous Occurrence Investigations 935-1 IPG-004 Download
OPD 935-1
(PDF 1.17 MB)
Mandatory Policy Committees, Work Place Committees and Health and Safety Representatives 907-1 IPG-005, IPG-006, IPG-016, IPG-046, IPG-051 Download
OPD 907-1
(PDF 14 KB)
Priorities for Interventions 700-3 n/a Download
OPD 700-3
(PDF 31 KB)
Prosecution Guide 700-6 n/a Download
OPD 700-6
(PDF 278 KB)
Protective Clothing and Equipment for Staff with Field Duties 963-1 n/a Download
OPD 963-1
(PDF 25 KB)
Refusals to Work in Situations Involving Demonstrations 905-2 n/a Download
OPD 905-2
(PDF 23 KB)
Response to a Refusal to Work in Case of Danger 905-1 IPG-030, IPG-031 Download
OPD 905-1
(PDF 93 KB)
Response to Non-Compliance 700-5 IPG-035, IPG-040 Download
OPD 700-5
(PDF 417 KB)
Response to Work Place Incidents Related to AIDS 900-1 n/a Download
OPD 900-1
(PDF 30 KB)
Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) 985-1 IPG-027, IPG-037, IPG-050 Download
OPD 985-1
(PDF 82 KB)

Workers' Compensation

Index of Operations Program Directives on Workers' Compensation
Title No. IPG Ref. PDF
Claims Processing Pursuant to Section 7 of the Government Employees Compensation Act (GECA) 602-2 n/a Download
OPD 602-2
(PDF 26 KB)
Communications with Workers' Compensation Boards 628 n/a n/a
Merchant Seamen Compensation Act Permanent total disability (PTD) and permanent partial disability (PPD) 603-1 n/a Download
OPD 603-1
(PDF 32 KB)
Communications between HRDC, Justice and the Claimant in Subrogation Files 610-5 n/a Download
OPD 610-5
(PDF 158 KB)
Government Employees Compensation Act (GECA) - Subrogation 610-1 n/a Download
OPD 610-1
(PDF 156 KB)
Legal Opinions in the Administration of the Government Employees Government Act (GECA) 627-1 n/a Download
OPD 627-1
(PDF 50 KB)
Revocation of Election to Claim 610-4 n/a Download
OPD 610-4
(PDF 96 KB)
Government Employees Compensation Act (GECA) - Subrogation - Procedure Where Employee Elects to Pursue Third Party - Entitlement to Receive Compensation After Pursuit of Legal Action 610-3 n/a Download
OPD 610-3
(PDF 21 KB)