Privacy notice

Privacy Statement

When you fill out a form, some of the information you provide is personal information. Personal information is data about an “identifiable individual”. It is information that on its own or combined with other pieces of data, can identify you as an individual. Please take a few moments to read our privacy statement before making your application. It explains how the Pay Equity Commissioner at the Canadian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) will handle your personal information. 

Why and how we collect your information

The Pay Equity Act allows the Pay Equity Commissioner to receive requests from federally regulated workplace parties and stakeholders related to Pay Equity matters and applications. The Pay Equity Commissioner collects the information provided in this form so that it can consider the pay equity issues that your application raises. We collect this information in compliance with the Privacy Act.

How your information is used and when it may be disclosed

The personal information you provide is protected by the Privacy Act

The Pay Equity Commissioner will use and/or disclose this information for the purpose of processing this application, for a consistent purpose, or otherwise as required by law. For example, the personal information that you provide may be shared:

  • with any person retained to provide advice and assistance in carrying out the Pay Equity Commissioner’s mandate;
  • with a party involved in the application, including during any review proceedings;
  • with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal or the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board, if your case is referred or appealed to the Tribunal or to the Board;
  • with the Federal Court if there is a judicial review of your case;
  • with the Minister, as required under the Pay Equity Act.  

We will also use your anonymized information for the purposes of program management and to comply with the Pay Equity Act.

We will not otherwise disclose your information, except in limited situations described in subsection 8(2) of the Privacy Act. In such a case, we will disclose the least amount of information required and will inform you if permitted by law.

If you do not allow the Pay Equity Commissioner to collect your personal information, we may not be able to assess your application.

How to access and correct your information

You have the right to access and correct your personal information under the Privacy Act. You can find out how to do this by calling the Commission’s Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) office at 1-888-214-1090, emailing, submitting a Personal Information Request Form to or sending a paper copy by mail to:

Access to Information and Privacy Office 
Canadian Human Rights Commission
344 Slater Street, 8th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1E1

If you are not satisfied with the way the Office handles your personal information, you can file a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner:

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
30 Victoria Street
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 1H3

Where we store your information

We store all personal information in Personal Information Bank CHRC PPU 00512 until we send this information to Library and Archives Canada or destroy it.

How we protect your information

We are committed to protecting the privacy of individuals. We protect all personal information you provide on the submission form, whether through our secure website or by mail, under the Privacy Act. To protect personal information, we take the security measures described in the Treasury Board Secretariat’s Policy on Government Security.

If you have questions about this privacy statement 

You may send questions about privacy issues to our Access to Information and Privacy office at 1-888-214-1090, or by emailing

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