Human Rights

British Columbia
In British Columbia interns are entitled to protections against discrimination and harassment under the Human Rights Code, which defines “employment” broadly:

“”employment” includes the relationship of master and servant, master and apprentice and principal and agent, if a substantial part of the agent’s services relate to the affairs of one principal.”

Alberta
In Alberta interns are entitled to protections against discrimination and harassment under the Alberta Human Rights Act, which provides for a broad definition of employment.
Saskatchewan
In Saskatchewan interns are entitled to protections against discrimination and harassment under the Human Rights Code, which provides for a broad definition of “employee”:

“employee” means a person employed by an employer and includes a person engaged pursuant to a limited term contract.

Manitoba
In Manitoba interns are entitled to protections against discrimination and harassment under the Human Rights Code:

14(1) No person shall discriminate with respect to any aspect of an employment or occupation, unless the discrimination is based upon bona fide and reasonable requirements or qualifications for the employment or occupation.

…14(2)”any aspect of an employment or occupation” includes (a) the opportunity to participate, or continue to participate, in the employment or occupation; (b) the customs, practices and conditions of the employment or occupation; (c) training, advancement or promotion; (d) seniority; (e) any form of remuneration or other compensation… and (f) any other benefit, term or condition of employment or occupation.

19(1) No person who is responsible for an activity or undertaking to which this Code applies shall (a) harass any person who is participating in the activity or undertaking; or (b) knowingly permit, or fail to take reasonable steps to terminate, harassment of one person who is participating in the activity or undertaking by another person who is participating in the activity or undertaking.

Ontario
In Ontario interns are entitled to protections against discrimination and harassment in employment under the Human Rights Code:

5(1) Every person has a right to equal treatment with respect to employment without discrimination because of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability.

5(2) Every person who is an employee has a right to freedom from harassment in the workplace by the employer or agent of the employer or by another employee because of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability.

Quebec
In Québec interns are entitled to protections against discrimination and harassment in employment under the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms:

16. No one may practise discrimination in respect of the hiring, apprenticeship, duration of the probationary period, vocational training, promotion, transfer, displacement, laying-off, suspension, dismissal or conditions of employment of a person or in the establishment of categories or classes of employment.

46. Every person who works has a right, in accordance with the law, to fair and reasonable conditions of employment which have proper regard for his health, safety and physical well-being.

New Brunswick
In New Brunswick interns are entitled to protections against discrimination and harassment in employment under the Human Rights Act, which provides these protections to “any person.”
Newfoundland & Labrador
In Newfoundland and Labrador interns are entitled to protections against discrimination and harassment in employment under the Human Rights Act, which provides these protections to “a person.”
Prince Edward Island
In Prince Edward Island interns are entitled to protections against discrimination and harassment in employment under the Human Rights Act, which provides these protections to “any individual.”
Nova Scotia
In Nova Scotia interns are entitled to protections against discrimination and harassment in employment under the Human Rights Act, which provides these protections to “an individual.”
Federal Sector
This section is currently under construction.