Access to Information and Privacy

The Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Division is responsible for the administration of the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act throughout the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) portfolio, including Service Canada and the Labour program.

Submit a request

Requests for records held by ESDC should be submitted under the Access to Information Act and must be accompanied by a $5.00 application fee. Requests to access your personal information held by the department should be submitted under the Privacy Act. Please note that there are no fees for submitting Privacy Act requests.

Whether your request is submitted pursuant to the Privacy Act or the Access to Information Act, your request should clearly indicate the type of record(s) you are seeking and include timeframes where possible. Be as specific as possible and include all relevant information which will assist the Department in locating the responsive records.

Learn more about submitting a request for information

Completed Access to Information requests

ESDC posts a list of completed access to information requests online. All requests related to ESDC, Service Canada, Labour, and the Canada Employment Insurance Commission are processed by ESDC and are included in these statistics. Browse our completed ATI summaries

Reports, publications and policies

ESDC provides annual reports on the administration of the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act, develops privacy policies, and posts privacy impact assessments. Browse all of our ATI Reports and Publications.

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