Compliance Deadline for Accessible Employment Standard

November 30, 2021

In 2019, the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba passed the Accessible Employment Standard Regulation. The purpose of the regulation is to make accessibility a regular practice when recruiting, hiring and supporting employees who experience barriers in the workplace. The Accessible Employment Standard Regulation builds on existing requirements of The Manitoba Human Rights Code and applies to paid employees who are full time, part time, apprentices and seasonal.

By May 1, 2022, all employers in Manitoba with one or more employees will be required to comply with this regulation.

To assist employers, the Manitoba Accessibility Office (Government of Manitoba) has developed several tools and resources: /wcm-docs/docs/news/compliance_notice_-_accessible_employment_standard_-_november_5,_2021.pdf