Why Canadian business should join the CEC:
What happens at the ILO directly impacts on Canadian business, at home and abroad. Since 2002, the Supreme Court of Canada has looked to ILO standards to shape labour law in Canada. The CEC is the only Canadian business player at the table for the development of those standards. The CEC has intervened in SCC proceedings in the interest of Canadian business.
- social issues
- the environment
- corporate social responsibility.
As such, international labour issues have a very significant impact on business conducted abroad and within Canadian borders. It is therefore essential for Canadian business to understand and navigate through increasingly complex international labour related issues and labour standards.
In today’s fast changing and competitive business environment, it is now more important than ever before that Canadian businesses have advance knowledge of and influence on international labour issues as they develop; not after. Membership in the CEC provides opportunities to Canadian employers to have a voice in the international arena and influence important international issues.
In addition, the CEC coordinates with other employers’ organizations around the world. This assists the CEC in dealing with complex international labour issues. Members can share in this expertise.
The CEC and you
The CEC’s participation in international labour and social policy is conducted through people like you. Businesses become members, and representatives of those members prepare, attend and engage on the wide range of issues that the CEC deal with.
How to become a member of the CEC:
Membership is generally open to firms, partnerships, corporations or associations of member firms carrying on business in Canada. Governments or trade unions may not be members.
Please contact us at the address at the top of this page and we will be pleased to discuss membership and the work of the CEC with you.