The Canadian Employers Council (CEC) is a members-based organization that speaks on behalf of the Canadian employer community on international labour, employment and human rights issues. Using a participatory approach, CEC members are highly involved in the work of the organization.
Developments at the global level and in foreign jurisdictions are shaping the legal and political landscape in which Canadian businesses operate. In the labour/employment realm, new forms of cross-border labour relations, international labour law and standards, and business and human rights initiatives are having an impact on Canadian employers’ operations at home and abroad.
CEC members understand these important connections between the international and the domestic. Members represent a cross-section of business interests and typically come from one of three key groups within the Canadian employer community – industry associations, professional service firms or direct employers.