Ryan prides himself in offering prompt, sound and practical legal advice to a variety of clientele on a broad range of issues, including Labour and Employment, Human Rights, Civil Litigation, First Nations law, Sports Law, Administrative Law and Collections.

Ryan is the 2.0 Manitoba representative for Employment Law Alliance, the world's largest network of labour and employment lawyers, covering more than 120 countries.  Ryan is also a director of CPHR-Manitoba, the exclusive certifying body in Manitoba for the nationally recognized Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation.


  • Admitted to the Bar, 2003, Manitoba.


  • University of Winnipeg (B.A., 1999)
  • University of Manitoba (LL.B., 2002)

Current Positions


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Manitoba Bar Association
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers
  • Employment Law Alliance
  • Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Manitoba

Athletic Career

Ryan was a 3 time National Welterweight Boxing Champion and a member of the Canadian National Boxing Team for over 7 years.  Ryan competed in over 160 bouts, including over 40 international bouts around the world.  Ryan retired his athletic career in 2003, when he received his Call to the Bar, but he continues to give back to the sport.  Ryan is the founder and President of United Boxing Club, a not-for-profit organization that gives back to the community, and Vice President of Boxing Canada.


  • Manitoba Bar Association Mid-Winter Conference (2015)
  • Canadian Legal Education Association, Speaker's Bureau (2004 – present)
  • University of Manitoba Continuing Education – Human Resource Legislation (2007 – 2010)
  • Numerous educational programs on a variety of labour and employment topics (2004- present)

Articles by Ryan Savage

"Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Defamation and Internet Service Providers”, Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law, vol 2, 2002.

Articles by Ryan Savage

Attention All Federally Regulated Employers – Your World “Just” Got More Complicated

The Supreme Court of Canada recently issued a significant decision impacting federally regulated employers. In Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, the Supreme Court confirmed that employees covered by Division XIV of the Canada Labour Code (the “Code”) have…

Differences Between Decertification and Certification: More Than Just The First Two Letters

Decertification vs. Certification In Manitoba, the rules are strict regarding an application to cancel the certificate of a union, commonly referred to as “decertification.” The same rules apply if there is a collective agreement after an employer voluntarily recognizes a…