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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, the Northwest Territories and the Federal jurisdiction.


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, Federal Ministry of Labour; 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 2002-2021; Member, B.C. Arbitrator's Association; Chair, Alberta Order of Excellence Council (2016-2021).

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.