Program Director

John D.R. Craig

Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP and Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Western University

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Two-time winner of the Canadian HR Reporter Readers’ Choice Award – preferred provider of Labour Relations Training! Find out why.

Labour Law is complex and highly technical. For the inexperienced, it can be daunting, and mistakes may have long-term implications. Whether you are an employer, employee or an advisor, it is imperative that you are able to see the big picture.

Celebrating its 12th anniversary, the Osgoode Certificate in Labour Law is an unrivalled resource for navigating this complex and challenging field – don’t miss your chance to hear from the experts from management, union and government as they address the most pressing workplace issues.

Under the guidance of our distinguished faculty, who are prominent speakers representing all perspectives, all key areas are covered in this wide-ranging and comprehensive curriculum. You will get insights, strategies and tactics to enable you to respond effectively to the problems that come across your desk.

Can’t make the date? Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

Overview of the statutory and regulatory regimes, including union organizing and applications for certification

Understanding collective bargaining models, rights and public vs. private sector bargaining

How to protect rights and resolve conflicts in grievance arbitration

Restructuring unionized environments

Tools and strategies for conducting workplace investigations

The law of industrial conflict, including lock-outs and back-to-work legislation

Obligations and strategies for protecting privacy in the workplace

The fallout and after-effects of COVID-19 on the workplace

Raeme Sul

Human Resources Manager, CJ Graphics Inc

“It was a great learning experience, and every presenter shared the knowledge they acquired over many years. All the presenters were great at answering our detailed questions during sessions.”

Who Should Attend

VPs, Directors and Managers of Labour Relations

VPs, Directors and Managers of Human Resources

Union Presidents, Officials, Business Agents, Stewards and Committee Members

In-House Counsel

Labour lawyers in private practice (including employment lawyers with involvement in unionized workplaces)

Labour Relations Consultants

Mediators, Arbitrators and Conciliators

Government Representatives


Program Director

John D.R. Craig

Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP and Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Western University

Advisory Board

Diane Gee

Labour and Employment Arbitrator and Mediator

Donald B. Jarvis

Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP

Brian G. Johnston Q.C.

Stewart McKelvey (Halifax, N.S.)

Caroline (Nini) V. Jones

Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP



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Eric Maxemuck

Health, Safety & Environmental Manager, Archer Daniels Midland Company

“This is a very well-presented program which not only provides a high- level overview of labour law fundamentals but also allows you to interact with expert professionals who “live” in this sector. I recommend the program to anyone who deals with labour challenges on a daily basis. A big thank you to John Craig and all of the wonderful speakers over the weeks, a fantastic job. I look forward to future Osgoode programs.”

Certificate Requirements

To receive an Osgoode Certificate, you must complete all program modules, and successfully complete an online assessment within 30 days of the last module. 

CPD and Accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
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Substantive 30h 20m
Total 32h 20m CPD
Substantive 30h 20m
Total 32h 20m CPD
Approved by HRPA for30.5 Continuing Professional Development hours
Approved by HRPA for30.5 Continuing Professional Development hours

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