Federal jurisdiction covers those works, undertakings or businesses that are within the legislative authority of the Parliament of Canada. It also includes any work deemed to be for the common good of two or more provinces and outside the exclusive authority of provincial legislatures. Federal jurisdiction defined under the Canada Labour Code covers specific industries and their infrastructures.
The federal jurisdiction has been divided into 16 major industrial sectors: air transport; banking; bridges and tunnels; broadcasting; communications; federal Crown corporations; federal Public Service; feed, flour and seed mills; grain elevators; longshoring; energy and mining; pipelines; postal contractors; rail transport; interprovincial road transport; and water transport.
These terms are defined in the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, made under Part II of the Canada Labour Code. The definitions also appear on the back of the employer’s annual report form.
"Disabling injury" means an employment injury or an occupational disease that
"Minor injury" means an employment injury or an occupational disease for which medical treatment is provided and excludes a disabling injury.