Equal Employment Opportunities

The Employment Equity Act was adopted in 1995. It requires any organization or business that is regulated by the federal government to ensure that the four designated groups – women, indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities – are well represented within their workforce.

The Commission’s Role

The Canadian Human Rights Commission conducts audits to determine if employers are meeting their obligations under the Employment Equity Act. Meeting these obligations involves implementing proper practices to achieve equality in the workplace for the four designated groups. An audit takes into account the results and challenges related to your industry. If you are selected for an employment equity audit, you will be notified in writing.