Canada Labour Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. L-2)

Act current to 2014-04-02 and last amended on 2014-04-01. Previous Versions

Division IICanada Industrial Relations Board

Establishment and Organization

Marginal note:Establishment of Board
  •  (1) A board is established, to be known as the Canada Industrial Relations Board.

  • Marginal note:Composition of Board

    (2) The Board is composed of

    • (a) a Chairperson, to hold office on a full-time basis;

    • (b) two or more Vice-Chairpersons, to hold office on a full-time basis, and any other Vice-Chairpersons, to hold office on a part-time basis, that the Governor in Council considers necessary to discharge the responsibilities of the Board;

    • (c) not more than six other members, of which not more than three represent employees, and of which not more than three represent employers, to hold office on a full-time basis;

    • (d) any other part-time members, representing, in equal numbers, employees and employers, that the Governor in Council considers necessary to discharge the responsibilities of the Board; and

    • (e) any other part-time members that the Governor in Council considers necessary to assist the Board in carrying out its functions under Part II.

  • R.S., 1985, c. L-2, s. 9;
  • 1998, c. 26, s. 2.
Marginal note:Appointment of Chairperson and Vice-Chairpersons
  •  (1) The Chairperson and Vice-Chairpersons of the Board are to be appointed by the Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister, to hold office during good behaviour for terms not exceeding five years each, subject to removal by the Governor in Council at any time for cause.

  • Marginal note:Appointment of other members

    (2) Subject to subsection (3), the members of the Board other than the Chairperson and the Vice-Chairpersons are to be appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister after consultation by the Minister with the organizations representative of employees or employers that the Minister considers appropriate, to hold office during good behaviour for terms not exceeding three years each, subject to removal by the Governor in Council at any time for cause.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (3) The members of the Board appointed pursuant to paragraph 9(2)(e) are to be appointed by the Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister, to hold office during good behaviour for terms not exceeding three years each, subject to removal by the Governor in Council at any time for cause.

  • Marginal note:Requirement for appointment

    (4) The members of the Board must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

  • Marginal note:Chairperson and Vice-Chairpersons

    (5) The Chairperson and Vice-Chairpersons must have experience and expertise in industrial relations.

  • R.S., 1985, c. L-2, s. 10;
  • 1998, c. 26, s. 2;
  • 2001, c. 27, s. 215.