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Andrew Sims, Q.C.

Andrew Sims, Q.C.

Suite 149, 10403 - 122 Street
10011 - 109 Street
Edmonton AB  T5N 4C1
Tel: (780) 423-6807
Fax: (780) 423-6813
Email: andysims@simsgroup.com
Website: www.simsgroup.com

Primary Jurisdiction


Arbitration Practice

In practice since 1980. Also active in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and the Northwest Territories.


B.A., 1971, LL.B., 1974, University of Alberta.


Private practice (1974-1984); Chair, Alberta Labour Relations Board (1984-1994); Vice-Chair Part-time, Canada Industrial Relations Board (2005-2008); Vice-Chair, Alberta Labour Relations Board (1994-2015); Chair, Alberta Public Service Employee Relations Board (1993-1994).

Lists and Panels

Alberta Labour, Canadian Railway Office of Arbitration, Federal Ministry of Labour; Alberta School Act Board of Reference; Finning Ltd./International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers; Calgary Co-op/Union of Calgary Co-op Employees; Weyerhaeuser Canada Ltd./UNIFOR; NASA/University of Alberta; Northwest Territories/Union of Northern Workers; Canada Post/Canadian Postmasters and Assistants Association; United Steelworkers/Hudbay; University of Saskatchewan/University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association; United Nurses/Alberta Health; Construction Labour Relations Association/various construction unions.

Related Adjudication Experience

Chair, Task Force to review the Canada Labour Code, 1996; Member, Federal Minister of Labour's "Collective Reflection on the Changing Workplace," 1997; Review of the Alberta Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, 1996; Review of Alberta Construction Labour Legislation, 2014; Review of Alberta's Post-Secondary Learning Act, 2017; Review of the Alberta Labour Relations Code, 2016-2017.


Former Board Member and Administrative Tribunal Chair, Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice; Member, National Academy of Arbitrators 2002-Present; Member, B.C. Arbitrator's Association; Chair, Alberta Order of Excellence Council (2016-present).

Related Publications

Alberta Employment Law Statutes (Toronto: Carswell, 1994), consulting editor.

Arbitrators are invited to send awards to decisions@lancasterhouse.com. In an effort to facilitate access to justice, Lancaster House forwards all awards it receives from arbitrators to CanLII.