News from Ontario Ministry of Labour
The Ministry of Labour's mission is to advance safe, fair, and harmonious workplace practices that are essential to the social and economic well-being of the people of Ontario.
Occupational Health and Safety
- Report incidents, critical injuries or fatalities.
If this is an emergency call 911 immediately.
- Workplace health and safety inquiries.
Have you checked our online resources?
- Report unsafe work practices by calling the Contact Centre, 1-877-202-0008
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The Health and Safety Contact Centre (1-877-202-0008) provides service in 23 different languages – from Arabic to Vietnamese.
Ministry of Labour Health & Safety Contact Centre
- Call any time to report critical injuries, fatalities or work refusals.
- Call 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, for general inquiries about workplace health and safety.
- In an emergency, always call 911 immediately.
This Ministry of Labour web page shows Ontario's new minimum wage rates as of October 1, 2016.
The video gives viewers an overview of core employment standards and is designed to help employees and employers understand their rights and obligations under the ESA, 2000.
When: Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 9 a.m. ET
This webinar will cover the right to be treated fairly at work, to work in a safe and healthy workplace, to be trained to deal with workplace hazards, and to join a trade union.
The video has an overview of core employment standards and is designed to help employees and employers understand their rights and obligations under ESA 2000.
Starting June 10, 2016, it will be illegal for employers to keep a portion of employees' tips and other gratuities, except as permitted by the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA).
Every Worker Has Rights - Live Webinar on March 9, 2016, 9 AM EST hosted by the Ontario Ministry of Labour
Are you an internationally trained professional who has recently immigrated to Ontario or is planning to do so? There are important workplace rights and responsibilities that you should know. These rights and responsibilities also apply to temporary foreign workers. Join the Ontario Ministry of Labour as they host a live webinar on March 9, 2016, 9 AM EST.
Minimum wage is the lowest wage rate an employer can pay an employee. New rates come into effect tomorrow, Thursday, October 1, 2015.
Employers in Ontario must provide all current employees with a copy of version 6.0 of the Employment Standards Poster by June 19, 2015.
Beginning in January 2015, the Ministry of Labour will focus on contraventions of the Employment Standards Act, with a particular focus on public holiday pay, at temp help agencies across Ontario.
The Ministry of Labour is launching a public consultation on prevention programs to support strong workplace health and safety culture and performance.
Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps is one of several products being developed by the Ministry of Labour for mandatory health and safety awareness training in the workplace.
Beginning October 1, 2012, employers must display a new workplace poster, "Health & Safety at Work: Prevention Starts Here."