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

As a member of the NL Employers’ Council, you have the ability to provide input on our policy positions.  Join us and let us know how to make it easier for you to do business in this province, grow our economy and increase shared prosperity.

Why join the NLEC?

An opportunity to influence public policy through NLEC advocacy

  • A greater ability to communicate with government leaders through the NLEC’s effective advocacy and influential submissions;
  • Opportunity for senior representatives to participate in roundtables and forums that contribute to the development of the NLEC’s policy positions and priorities;
  • Access to the NLEC’s economic and policy research and analysis;
  • Support NLEC advocacy achievements such as a reduction in employer Worker’s Compensation premiums, the elimination of card based union certification, increases in the payroll tax threshold, and Employment Insurance reform
  • Eligible to have representative(s) on various committees of the NLEC, which help shape positions on key issues;

Feel supported amongst a network of like-minded employers operating in Newfoundland & Labrador

  • Receive public support on issues affecting your ability to contribute to the economic growth and prosperity of Newfoundland & Labrador
  • An opportunity to network with peers and government officials at exclusive members only VIP events
  • Receive regular updates on important public policy consultations and legislative changes impacting employers
  • All employees of member organizations will receive a discounted rate for NLEC events and training sessions

Advice on relevant issues facing your business at no extra charge

  • Receive free one-on-one confidential assistance and advice on employment related matters from employer advisors, NLEC staff and board members, and a network of employer representatives
  • Access to the NLEC’s members only website, featuring samples, templates and frequently asked questions on employment related topics

Become a Member Today!

Membership is open to any employer, corporation, association, partnership, employer organization, crown agency, local government, individuals in all regions of the province carrying on business or profession that subscribes to the Aims and Objectives of the NL Employers’ Council. Organizations such as the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission, Labour Relations Agency, Provincial and Federal Government Departments, unions and employee organizations or organizations with union representation on their board of directors are not eligible for membership in the NLEC.

Membership Policies

See membership policy for more information on eligibility and types of membership.

Required Contact Information

  • The “CEO Contact” is the eligible person who will vote in NLEC matters, including the election of the board of directors. This delegate must be the company CEO, owner or appropriate senior representative. Each member shall have only one (1) vote and the member cannot delegate or proxy voting rights to another member.
  • The “CEO Contact” will also be the name displayed in the membership list, , visible to other NLEC members. Contact information will not be displayed.
  • The CEO Contact will receive only a small number of select member communications, unless they are also designated as the “Administrative Contact”.
  • The “Administrative Contact” is the primary administrative/communications contact who is responsible for accurately maintaining member contact information and online profile including the member username and password, and will receive all member communications with the exception of those pertaining to voting.
  • Billing Contact – please complete if different than the administrative contact.
  • NOTE: It is the responsibility of NLEC members to ensure the accuracy of contact information provided to the NLEC. The staff of the NLEC shall work to ensure the proper person is receiving communication from NLEC and shall review the communication contact(s) with each member annually.

Membership Categories

  • Membership shall be based on the number of employee’s province wide at the time of peak operations and will apply to all sites and employees.
  • It is the responsibility of NLEC members to accurately report the number of employees within their organization. The staff of the NLEC is to verify accuracy of this information and update it regularly. When determining type of membership the NLEC will consider the decision making authority and structure of the business. Such decisions and the eligibility for membership are made on a case by case basis.


Additional Contact Information

  • Each member can have an unlimited number of “Additional Member Contacts” who also receive all member communications, with the exception of those relating to surveys and elections.
  • These contacts can be updated or revised in the member’s only section of the site at any time.

Membership rates do not include HST.

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