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Workershelp.ca

This website has a toll-free phone number and a “get help” form for free assistance finding information on your employment rights. You can also browse the website to see how workers can ensure just treatment at work.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

CWA/SCA Canada

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Duty of Fair Representation Applications

This Information Bulletin describes how the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) handles applications by employees who complain that they have not been properly represented by their union. Topics include:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Federally Regulated Businesses and Industries

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.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Migrant Worker Guide – Agricultural Stream

This guide is for people in the Agricultural Stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Ontario. It’s meant to help workers learn about their rights and what services are available to them in Ontario. Workers can also find out about topics such as employment, housing, health, everyday life, work permits, and legal rights.

Available in:

English, Français, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, Thai

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2015

Migrant Worker Guide – Caregiver Stream

This guide is for people in the Caregiver Stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Ontario. It’s meant to help workers learn about their rights, services available to them in Ontario, employment, housing, health, everyday life, and work permits. 

Available in:

English, Français, Chinese, Tagalog/Filipino

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2015

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Migrant Worker Guide – Low and High Skilled Streams

This guide is for people in the Low and High Skilled Streams of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Ontario. It’s meant to help workers learn about their rights and what services are available to them in Ontario. Workers can also find out about topics such as employment, housing, health, everyday life, work permits, and legal rights.

Available in:

English, Français, Chinese, Hindi, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2015

Migrant Worker Guide – Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP) Stream

This guide is for people in the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP) stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Ontario. It’s meant to help workers learn about their rights, what services are available to them in Ontario, employment, housing, health, everyday life, work permits, and legal rights.

Available in:

English, Français, Spanish

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2015

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Non-unionized employees

This card offers a checklist of issues to keep in mind when working as a non-unionized employee.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2015

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The Duty of Fair Representation – What Does It Mean?

This information bulletin answers questions commonly raised by employees who wish to complain that they have not been properly represented by their union.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2014