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The Accessibility Standard for


The Accessible Employment Standard removes and prevents barriers that could impact current and potential members of Manitoba's labour force.

The Accessible Employment Standard is the second standard under The Accessibility for Manitobans Act. This standard outlines:

  • builds on the existing requirements of Manitoba's Human Rights Code
  • helps organizations hire, support and keep employees
  • applies to paid employees who are full-time, part-time, seasonal and apprentices


To comply with the Accessible Employment Standard, all employers must meet the following requirements:

Workplace Emergency Requirements for Employers

  1. Workplace Emergency Response Information
    • Create emergency response information to help employees with disabilities stay safe during emergencies.
  2. Workplace Emergency Assistance
    • Ask employees who require assistance during an emergency for permission to share information with individuals who agree to help.


Employers are required to document their Workplace Emergency Response, Workplace Emergency Assistance and Reasonable Accommodations policies and practices.

  1. Documents must be in-print and include the content and timeframe for training.
  2. Documents must be publicly available in accessible formats, upon request.
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Enacted on
May 1, 2019

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