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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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Minimum Wage

The Ministry of Labour’s Minimum Wage page has information on these topics:

  • Minimum Wage Rates
  • Minimum Wage Calculation for Employees Who Earn Commission
  • How Provision of Room and Board Affects Minimum Wage
  • Employees Sent Home After Working Less Than Three Hours: The Three-Hour Rule
  • When the Minimum Wage Changes

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015

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Ministry of Labour multilingual portal

This web site has links to information in a number of languages about working in Ontario, on topics such as employment rights, filing a claim, and how employees are protected. Users can search for information by topic or by language.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

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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Payment of Wages

Topics in this Ministry of Labour resource include:

  • How Wages (including Vacation Pay) Are Paid
  • When Employment Ends
  • Wage Statements
  • Special Statements Regarding Vacation Pay
  • Deductions from Wages

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015

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Unauthorized Deductions Worksheet

This worksheet is to be used to calculate the amount of pay your employer may owe you, if your employer made deductions from your wages that were not authorized by you in writing or by court order or statute.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2014

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Deductions From Wages

This section of the Ministry of Labour website has information on deductions from wages, including publications, FAQs, videos, a link to the Employment Standards (ESA), and help filing a claim if you think that your employer is not following the ESA or that you are owed money.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2013

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Illegal Deductions From Wages

This video reminds employees that, except in specific circumstances, employers cannot make deductions from their wages. It gives several examples of illegal deductions from an employee’s wages, such as charging a worker for something they accidentally damaged or for something that was stolen by a customer.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Video

Produced/Updated In:

2013

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Pay Equity: An Overview for Employees

This section of the Pay Equity Commission web site describes what pay equity is, who is covered by the Pay Equity Act, and what the rights of employees are under the Act.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2010