Ronald M. Snyder

Ronald M. Snyder
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Ronald M. Snyder is certified as a specialist in labour law by the Law Society of Ontario. 

His labour and employment practice is restricted to representing both public and private sector employers before an array of administrative tribunals and all levels of courts including the Supreme Court of Canada concerning a wide variety of workplace issues.  Operating out of both the Firm’s Toronto and Ottawa offices to provide counsel to clients across Canada, he is nationally recognized for his heightened expertise in the distinctive laws and issues which directly impact Federally regulated employers.

Ronald is also a noted Canadian labour law author whose textbooks are cited in decisions rendered by the Supreme Court of Canada. Utilized by lawyers, human resource professionals and union personnel alike, his publications are one of the most often referenced authorities in the Awards rendered by arbitrators and the courts.  His seminal treatise, Collective Agreement Arbitration in Canada is hailed by arbitrators as a “leading text” on the law relating to workplace issues in the unionized context.  His Annotated Canada Labour Code treatise, annually published since 1992, has made him a household name among those who practice in the domain of Federal labour and employment law.

He frequently presents at conferences, seminars and workshops attended by HR professionals, lawyers, employer and union representatives to address a wide variety of labour and employment subject matters. Ronald is recognized as a leading lawyer in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada for labor and employment law.

Education & Memberships


Dalhousie University, LL.B., 1986
Dalhousie University, M.B.A, 1986

Master of Business Administration, International Business and Labour

University of Toronto, M.I.R., 1982

Master of Industrial Relations

University of Alberta, 1981

Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction (Industrial Relations)

Awards and Recognition

The Best Lawyers ™ in Canada

Employment & Labour Law

Professional Designations

Certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Labour Law

Speaking Engagements & Publications

The 2022 Annotated Canada Labour Code

Carswell, 1992 – 2022 Annual Editions

Palmer & Snyder Collective Agreement Arbitration in Canada

6th Edition, LexisNexis, 2017

Damages for Breach of Contract

Carswell, 1989

Occupational Health and Safety (Title 102.1, Part I)

Canadian Encyclopedia Digest (Carswell, 1985)