Resources - français
The Ministry of Labour's educational video, Know Your Rights, gives an overview of core employment standards and is designed to help employees and employers understand their rights and obligations under the Employment Standards Act, 2000. Know Your Rights is available on the Ministry of Labour website as well as the ONgov YouTube channel.
This video was developed by the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General to help Aboriginal families learn about the effects of separation on children and adults and the options available to them to resolve their disputes. It covers topics such as:
- navigating the separation process
- family law issues
- alternatives to litigation
- the court process in Ontario.
About six percent of Canadian workers are employed by businesses and industries regulated by the Canada Labour Code. This web site has a list of those businesses and industries, a link to the Code, and links to sites where there is information about provincially-regulated businesses and industries.
Most employees covered under the Employment Standards Act (ESA) may file a claim with the Ministry of Labour if they believe their employer is not complying with the law. Some of the topics covered in this resource are:
- When an Employee Cannot File a Claim
- Filing a Claim
- Reasons Employees May Not Have to Contact Their Employer
- Investigation, Enforcement and Appeals
- Maximum Amount of Wages an Employer Can Be Ordered to Pay
- When Wages Are Due
This booklet explains the legal services that Legal Aid Ontario provides to people with low incomes. It includes a directory of the community legal clinics and specialty legal clinics in Ontario.
Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has created a client-geared factsheet meant to be used by clinics and community agencies to build awareness about LAO's services. It includes topics such as, What is children's aid? When does children's aid become involved with a family? What are my rights? Why call LAO? What's a legal aid certificate, and when do I qualify for one?
If you're going to court in Ontario, you may have to pay fees to start a proceeding, file documents, schedule a hearing or enforce a judgment or order.
If you can't afford to pay the fees in your case, you can ask the court to waive your fees so that you don't have to pay. If you request a fee waiver, the court will look at your financial situation and decide whether you're eligible. If your request is accepted, you will be given a certificate which you must show to court staff when you go to pay a fee.
You can use your fee waiver certificate only in the case or proceeding for which it was given to you, plus any enforcement related to that case. If you have multiple cases at once, or if your case is appealed, you will need to request a new fee waiver for each case.
These topics are included:
- When to request a fee waiver
- Which fees cannot be waived
- How to request a fee waiver
- Requesting a court interpreter
This section of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) website answers these questions about health examinations:
- What are an injured worker's responsibilities when it comes to health examinations?
- When are health examinations needed?
- Who can perform a health examination?
- For which claims are these rules in place?
- What if the worker refuses an examination requested by the employer?
- What if the worker simply refuses to go, even after the WSIB has determined it appropriate?
- Who has appeal rights concerning health examinations?
Note: Versions of this resource in many other languages are provided on the webpage by Google Translate.
This is an online tool for refugee support workers and others who assist refugee claimants in preparing for their hearing. It includes a series of instructional and case study videos, along with a suite of supporting written resources. It is aimed at helping trainees understand:
- the basics of a refugee claim,
- the evidence that supports a claim,
- how to support the gathering and submission of evidence, and
- what happens at the refugee hearing.
These resources can be used on their own or together with other training material.
This section of the Settlement.org website, provides information about how to sponsor a spouse, common-law or conjugal partner, or dependent child living outside of Canada. It explains that Family Class immigrants are people sponsored to come to, or remain in Canada by a relative who is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. Links are also provided to additional information on the following topics: