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Labour College of Canada

The Labour College of Canada, which is affiliated to the the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), has been offering advanced union education for trade unionists since 1963. A residential program is offered each summer and is open to members of unions affiliated to the CLC. Contact the Labour College of Canada directly at the contact points below for further information about the residential program.

In addition to the residential program, the Labour College of Canada began offering a distance-education course in 1965. Since 1995 this course has been offered in collaboration with the Athabasca University Labour Studies Program.

Open to any member of a union affiliated to the CLC who is eighteen years of age or over (regardless of prior educational experience), this three-credit university-level course introduces students to labour history, labour sociology, the politics and economics of labour, and labour law. There are four written assignments in the course but no tests or examinations. The course credits are fully transferable to other institutions. You may register for this course at any time and begin to work on it soon after you receive your course materials. You are given six months to complete the course and can talk to your course instructor via telephone or email.

Updated December 22 2014 by Student & Academic Services

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