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The ins and outs of job severance

This Globe and Mail article explores some common misconceptions regarding severance and the law of dismissal.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

The Globe and Mail

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Your Rights @Work

This page on the Ministry of Labour website is for young workers (ages 15 to 24) to acquaint them with their rights at work. Topics it covers are Payday; Getting Paid; Working Time, Rest and Eating periods; Overtime; Public Holidays; and If You Lose Your Job. It features a list of The Employment Standards Top Ten issues, and Workplace Warning Signs.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Appealing a decision about the Employment Insurance to the General Division

There is information here on appealing a decision about EI to the General Division, what a summary dismissal is, organizing a hearing, and what happens if you disagree with the decision made by the General Division.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Appealing an Employment Insurance decision to the Appeal Division

An appeal to the second level of the Social Security Tribunal (SST), the Appeal Division, is an appeal of the General Division’s decision. There is information here about permission to appeal, what happens once permission to appeal is given, and what happens if you disagree with the decision made by the Appeal Division.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Employee or Self-Employed?

This is a guide on the Canada Revenue Agency website. You can use this guide if you are:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Employment Insurance

This resource is about the rules regarding regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits. It explains who qualifies, how to apply, and how much a person can receive and covers topics such as disqualifications and penalties, and what can happen if you are fired, laid off, or you quit your job. There is also a short section on re-employment benefits.

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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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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Your rights as a worker – PDF

This resource offers basic information about workers’ rights: what they are and who has them. It also includes information about discrimination, workplace accommodation, taking legal action, and where to get help.

Available in:

English, Français, Arabic, Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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How do I get a Social Insurance Number (SIN)?

This guide explains who can get a Social Insurance Number (SIN) and how to apply for a SIN in person and by mail. It has links to online application forms, to information about documents you will need to apply for a SIN, and to Service Canada Centres where you can pick up an application form.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Settlement.Org

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2016

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