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Here are the laws, policies and directives that make up the official languages policy suite.
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The official languages policy suite is made up of a number of laws, policies and directives. Below is a non-exhaustive list of the policy instruments that inform you of how to comply and of your language rights in the workplace.  
  
 
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'''<span style='color:#3095B4;'>[https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/O-3.01/ Official Languages Act]</span>'''
 
'''<span style='color:#3095B4;'>[https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/O-3.01/ Official Languages Act]</span>'''
  
: The Official Languages Act declares English and French the official languages of Canada.
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: The <i>Official Languages Act</I> (OLA) is a piece of federal legislation that informs you of your rights and obligations as a federal public servant as they pertain to communications with and services to the public, language of work, equal rights and privileges and the development of linguistic minority communities.  
 
 
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'''<span style='color:#3095B4;'>[https://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pol/doc-eng.aspx?id=26163 Official Languages Regulations]</span>'''
 
'''<span style='color:#3095B4;'>[https://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pol/doc-eng.aspx?id=26163 Official Languages Regulations]</span>'''
  
: The Regulations explain in detail how to implement Part IV of the OLA.
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: If your federal institution is subject to Part IV of the OLA and communicates with or provides services to the public, the Regulations will tell you when these activities must be carried out in both French and English. In specific, the Regulations will help you comply with Part IV of the OLA.
 
 
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'''<span style='color:#3095B4;'>[https://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pol/doc-eng.aspx?id=26160 Policy on Official Languages]</span>'''
 
'''<span style='color:#3095B4;'>[https://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pol/doc-eng.aspx?id=26160 Policy on Official Languages]</span>'''
  
: The Policy on Official Languages describes how to implement the OLA.
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: If your federal institution is subject to Parts IV, V and VI of the OLA, the Policy on Official Languages will help you apply this legislation to your operations.  
  
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'''<span style='color:#3095B4;'>[https://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pol/doc-eng.aspx?id=26164 Directive on Official Languages for Communications and Services]</span>'''   
 
'''<span style='color:#3095B4;'>[https://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pol/doc-eng.aspx?id=26164 Directive on Official Languages for Communications and Services]</span>'''   
: This Directive provides instructions on how to implement Part IV of the OLA.
 
  
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: If your federal institution communicates with or provides services to the public under Part IV of the OLA, this directive gives you specific instructions on how to respect your obligations.
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'''<span style='color:#3095B4;'>[https://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pol/doc-eng.aspx?id=26168 Directive on Official Languages for People Management]</span>'''   
 
'''<span style='color:#3095B4;'>[https://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pol/doc-eng.aspx?id=26168 Directive on Official Languages for People Management]</span>'''   
  
: This Directive provides details on how to implement Part V for the OLA.
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: This directive informs federal institutions subject to Part V of the OLA on how to comply with their language of work obligations, establish the language profile of a position and staff a bilingual position.  
  
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The official languages policy suite is made up of a number of laws, policies and directives. Below is a non-exhaustive list of the policy instruments that inform you of how to comply and of your language rights in the workplace.

Policy Instruments

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Official Languages Act

The Official Languages Act (OLA) is a piece of federal legislation that informs you of your rights and obligations as a federal public servant as they pertain to communications with and services to the public, language of work, equal rights and privileges and the development of linguistic minority communities.



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Official Languages Regulations

If your federal institution is subject to Part IV of the OLA and communicates with or provides services to the public, the Regulations will tell you when these activities must be carried out in both French and English. In specific, the Regulations will help you comply with Part IV of the OLA.



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Policy on Official Languages

If your federal institution is subject to Parts IV, V and VI of the OLA, the Policy on Official Languages will help you apply this legislation to your operations.



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Directive on Official Languages for Communications and Services

If your federal institution communicates with or provides services to the public under Part IV of the OLA, this directive gives you specific instructions on how to respect your obligations.



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Directive on Official Languages for People Management

This directive informs federal institutions subject to Part V of the OLA on how to comply with their language of work obligations, establish the language profile of a position and staff a bilingual position.