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

Established in 1982, the NL Employers’ Council (NLEC) enables employers to present a strong collective voice on employer issues. The Employers’ Council is a vocal advocate for competitive taxes, competitive regulations, and fiscally responsible government budgets. Several recent successes– including the rescinding of card based union certification in 2014 and the reduction of employer workers’ compensation insurance premiums in 2013 – demonstrate our ability to act as an effective voice for the business community.

Currently, the organization’s key advocacy objective is to:

Affect public policy change that will make Newfoundland Labrador one of the most competitive jurisdictions in which to do business, by 2020.

The Employers’ Council’s membership consists of our province’s top employers, including companies from all major economic sectors. Collectively, they are responsible for more than half of all non-government jobs in NL. Membership includes private sector employers and employer associations, as well as select provincial government agencies that adhere to the by-laws of the NLEC.

The NLEC serves its members by:

  • Developing strong employer positions
  • Representing employer interests to government and governmental agencies
  • Informing public opinion regarding business issues
  • Providing employers the opportunity to learn, discuss and engage on business issues
  • Offering individual employers employment related, advocacy, assistance and advice

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