Advocating to enhance employers' ability to contribute to the economic growth and prosperity of Newfoundland & Labrador

The NL Employers' Council is the only province-wide business advocacy organization that represents and connects senior business leaders from all industries.

The Employers’ Council’s membership consists of Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest and most economically significant employers. Established in 1982, the Employers’ Council provides a strong collective voice for the province’s business leaders.


Improve the competitiveness of Newfoundland & Labrador's business environment.

We achieve this vision through credible, solutions-focused public policy recommendations, effective advocacy, and support to individual employers. Our positions are developed through diligent, evidence-based research, input from members, and collaboration with key stakeholders. Our research and recommendations have a strong influence on decision makers. Issues of importance include competitive taxes, improving human capital, competitive regulations, and fiscal responsibility.

View our current Strategic Goals & Objectives.



The Employers' Council's advocacy is based on competitive, long-term sustainable public policy, and is unbiased towards any particular political party.


We have good relationships with all levels of government and work collaboratively with politicians, bureaucrats, organized labour, and other stakeholders. We interact with all stakeholders in a respectful and professional manner, even in disagreement.

Trust & Credibility

The Employers' Council prides itself on well-researched, balanced, evidence based policy recommendations. We aim to be a clear, trusted voice on issues.

Open communication and collaboration

We lead collaborative and engaging discussions with the business community and with other stakeholders on issues of importance to the province.

A lean and nimble structure

Allows us to respond quickly and publicly to the most challenging but important issues.

A prosperous future for all citizens of NL

The Employers' Council advances the needs of employers in a socially and environmentally conscious manner that will contribute to economic growth and prosperity for all citizens. Issues of importance to the Employers' Council will equally benefit all industries and the economic sustainability of the province as a whole.

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