What is pay equity? What does the Pay Equity Act entail? As an employer, how can I make sure I comply with the new federal Pay Equity Act? As an employee, how can I assert my rights? As a bargaining agent, what role can I play in achieving pay equity? This course explains everything you need to know about this fundamental human right that is pay equity.

Registration Free of charge

Access Unlimited

Duration 5 hours

Evaluation None

Certificate of completion Included

Languages French, English

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Learning methods

  • Short readings
  • Animated clips
  • Examples and fictitious scenarios
  • Interactive questionnaires

Course overview


  • Wherever you want, at your own pace

  • 100% online

Who is it for?

This course is intended for:

  • federally regulated employers with 10 or more employees;
  • employees working in a federally regulated organization;
  • bargaining agents and unions representing federally regulated employees;
  • anyone who wants to learn more about the federal Pay Equity Act.


The course will provide you with tools and examples that will not only enhance your learning experience but also enable you to apply and assess your knowledge. At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the objectives and obligations of the Pay Equity Act;
  • Carry out each step of the pay equity process.


I love the course: the content, flow, visuals, quizzes, user experience…these are all fantastic!

The training is excellent: it's very clear and exhaustive.

I have a great deal of knowledge about pay equity at the federal level but the testing did remind me of some things that I had kind of forgotten. Well done.

Achieving pay equity means:

  • Recognizing the right to equal pay for work of equal value for all workers.
  • Redressing the systemic gender-based discrimination in the compensation practices and systems of employers by addressing the undervaluation of women’s work and closing the gender wage gap within organizations.

TÉLUQ University

Founded in 1972 to make knowledge accessible, TÉLUQ is the only francophone university in North America to offer all its programs by distance learning. Every year, nearly 20,000 people choose the flexibility of TÉLUQ to pursue their university studies, from undergraduate to postgraduate levels.

For more information

Contact the Pay Equity Unit at Canadian Human Rights Commission.