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Employment Standards Labour Topics and Publications

This website has information about finding the Ministry of Labour’s wide selection of Employment Standards publications by topic or by browsing their publication list. It also tells how to find their information in other languages and in accessible formats.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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eText on Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law

This electronic resource explains the law on hundreds of employment-related topics and provides commentary on leading decisions of courts and labour tribunals. Each heading is followed by a discussion and case summaries, with links to complete texts.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Filing an employment standards claim

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. Topics covered in this resource are:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Employment Standards in the Workplace

This fact sheet describes the categories in which minimum employment standards exist in Ontario and how these standards are enforced. There is information on filing claims under the Employment Standards Act and how to appeal a decision about a claim.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2016

Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence: Pursuing a Claim at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

Survivors of sexual harassment and violence in the workplace and in other specific social settings (for example, in schools, at your doctor’s office, on campus) have the right to protection under Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2016

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Employment Standards Act Limitation Dates: Claims for unpaid wages

This information sheet shows the rules about time limits for making a claim to the Ontario Ministry of Labour for unpaid wages.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2015

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