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Key dates:

The law came into force January 1, 2024. The first report will be due on May 31, 2024.

Applies to:

Government institutions producing, purchasing or distributing goods in Canada or elsewhere; and entities producing goods in Canada or elsewhere or importing goods produced outside Canada.

What it says:

The Act will require entities to report on the measures taken to prevent and reduce the risk that forced labour or child labour is used by them or in their supply chains. The Act will also prohibit the importation of goods manufactured or produced, in whole or in part, by forced labour or child labour.


Those found not in compliance face fines of up to $250,000.

Key Requirements:

GHG Emissions Tracking Supply Chain Mapping Third Party Assurance Adverse Media Reporting Xinjiang/WRO Mapping External Reporting Supplier/Risk Monitoring Supplier Engagement Remediation Plan Product Mapping ESG Risk Analysis Supplier Assessments Supplier Training Supplier Corrective Action Plan