Carolyn Frost


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Office: Winnipeg

Main: (204) 957-4889

Fax: (204) 957-4424

Education & Qualifications

  • Manitoba Bar (2002)
  • LLB (Manitoba, 2001)
  • BA (Queen’s, 1998)

Carolyn is an experienced practitioner acting for employers in all areas of labour, employment and corporate immigration issues. She advises in a wide variety of sectors including retail, construction, manufacturing, transportation, First Nations and non-profit. Carolyn is experienced in advising shippers and transportation companies on transportation issues.

Carolyn’s practice focuses on labour and employment, immigration and transportation law. She has appeared before all levels of Court in Manitoba and Federal Courts, the Manitoba Labour Board, Grievance Arbitrators, Workers Compensation Board and Canada Labour Code Adjudicators as well as a variety of administrative tribunals

Labour, Employment and Immigration

Carolyn advises employers and works with human resources professionals on all aspects of labour, employment and immigration issues including:

  • Drafting employment policies that comply with legal framework and work well within the specific workplace
  • Helping employers understand human rights obligations and defend against human rights claims
  • Drafting enforceable employment contracts
  • Advising in workplace safety and health
  • Advising on worker’s compensation issues
  • Advising employers on disciplinary issues and termination of employment
  • Responding to complaints before the labour board and all levels of court
  • Assisting employers in obtaining temporary entry and work permits for contractors, intra-company employees and business visitors to Canada
  • Assisting employers in carrying out workplace investigations
  • Advising on issues arising in both unionized and non-unionized workplaces

Transportation Law

Carolyn is also an experienced transportation lawyer.

In the area of rail transportation, she acts on behalf of shippers, including:

  • Negotiating confidential contracts with railway companies
  • Advising on level of service issues
  • Siding issues including strategy, planning and agreements
  • Advising shippers on railcar leases
  • Advising shippers on cross border issues

In the area of trucking transportation, she acts on behalf of trucking companies with regards to issues such as:

  • Independent contractor arrangements
  • Safety fitness rating issues
  • Safety plans
  • Bills of Lading
  • Liability issues
  • Deputy Chair, Residential Tenancies Appeal Commission
  • Chairperson, Riverview Montessori, formerly Montessori Learning Centre Inc (2014-2016)
  • Board Member, Riverview Montessori, formerly Montessori Learning Centre Inc (2013)
  • Council Member, Council On Post-Secondary Education (2003-2011)
  • Board Member, Prairie Fire Press Inc. (2005-2007)
  • Art and Soul Planning Committee, the Winnipeg Art Gallery (2003-2006)


  • The Law Society of Manitoba
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Manitoba Bar Association
  • Frequent presentations to human resources professionals, students, accountants and other groups on a variety of employment related topics such as privacy in employment, accessibility legislation and policy development
  • Regular contributor to the MLT Aikins labour and employment blog
  • Regular contributor to the Western Canadian Trucking News
  • Co-instructor of the Legal Issues in Transportation course offered by the University of Manitoba’s Transport Institute
  • “Big Changes to the Legal Landscape in the Railway Industry: Bill C-49, The Transportation Modernization Act,” The Transportation Lawyer, a publication of the Transportation Lawyers’ Association (2017)
  • “Breaking Barriers: An Introduction to The Accessibility for Manitobans Act,” CPA Manitoba Conference (2016)
  • “The Right to be Let Alone: Privacy Rights 2015-2016,” HRMAM Legislative Review Conference (2016)
  • Dean’s Honour List, Faculty of Law (1999, 2000)