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GP lawyers make submissions on gig work

May 03, 2021

GP makes submissions on gig work as part of the federal government’s public consultation process

Around the world, legislatures and adjudicators are addressing the problems of “gig work” by passing new legislation to clarify gig workers’ employment status and ensure the proper classification of employees.

On April 30, 2021, Josh Mandryk, Steven Barrett, Ethan Poskanzer and Simon Archer made written submissions to Federal Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi, in response to the Canada Labour Program’s public consultation on gig work in Canada.

In their submissions, our lawyers called for the Government of Canada to enact amendments to the Employment Insurance Act, the Canada Pension Plan, and Parts II and III of the Canada Labour Code to simplify and clarify the test for employment status under these acts, and to proactively enforce the law to curb the misclassification of gig workers and others across Canada.

A copy of the written submissions (which include a draft bill containing the legislative amendments we advocated for) is available here.


Simon Archer, Steven Barrett, Joshua Mandryk, Ethan Poskanzer

Practice Areas

Employment Law