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The Ministry's key activities are: Occupational Health and Safety, Employment Rights and Responsibilities and Labour Relations. In this context, the Ministry provides advice and information to the government on labour and workplace issues; develops policies; sets and enforces standards and legislation; carries out investigations; informs employers and workers about their workplace rights and responsibilities; ensures the provision of assistance in negotiating collective agreements and establishing arbitration boards; assists in building cooperative workplace relationships; and administers, interprets, and applies relevant labour legislation.

MINISTRY PROGRAM SUMMARY
($)
VOTE PROGRAM

Estimates
2010-11

Estimates
2009-10

Difference
Between
2010-11
and
2009-10

Actual
2008-09

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1601   Ministry Administration Program 22,798,800 23,118,900 (320,100) 22,117,952
1602   Pay Equity Commission Program 4,347,100 4,476,700 (129,600) 3,746,292
1603   Labour Relations Program 22,855,000 24,325,200 (1,470,200) 21,829,176
1604   Occupational Health and Safety Program 87,882,800 88,882,300 (999,500) 85,220,065
1605   Employment Rights and Responsibilities Program 38,406,400 33,216,800 5,189,600 29,504,283
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 176,290,100 174,019,900 2,270,200 162,417,768
Statutory Appropriations 65,014 65,014 - 66,240
  Ministry Total Operating Expense 176,355,114 174,084,914 2,270,200 162,484,008
   Operating Expense Adjustment 15,590,400 15,590,400 - 14,769,406
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 191,945,514 189,675,314 2,270,200 177,253,414
           
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
1601   Ministry Administration Program 1,000 1,000 - -
1604   Occupational Health and Safety Program 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 2,000 2,000 - -
Statutory Appropriations 209,600 2,000 207,600 -
  Ministry Total Capital Expense 211,600 4,000 207,600 -
           
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
1601   Ministry Administration Program 1,000 1,000 - -
1604   Occupational Health and Safety Program 2,686,500 1,000 2,685,500 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 2,687,500 2,000 2,685,500 -
  Ministry Total Capital Assets 2,687,500 2,000 2,685,500 -
           
  Ministry Total Operating and Capital Including Consolidation and Other Adjustments (not including Assets) 192,157,114 189,679,314 2,477,800 177,253,414