It applies to both the private and the public sector and to the conduct of individuals. Discrimination in employment is prohibited on 15 grounds: race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, record of offences, marital status, same-sex partnership status, family status, or disability.
Ontario is the first province and one of the first jurisdictions in the world to enact specific legislation establishing a goal and time-frame for accessibility. It is also the first jurisdiction to legislate accessibility reporting and to establish standards so people with disabilities can participate more actively in their communities. This is how the government is making Ontario more accessible by 2025.
Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000
It sets out minimum terms and conditions of work, including hours of work; overtime premium pay; public holidays, vacation time and pay; and pregnancy and parental leave. It also establishes minimum requirements with respect to termination notice and severance pay.
The Labour Relations Act, 1995 (Ontario)
It deals with the rights of employees to unionize and the collective bargaining process.
It promotes a safe and healthy workplace and prevents work-related accidents and diseases.
It covers the compensation and rehabilitation of workers who are injured or who contract a disease related to the workplace.
Equal pay for work of equal value
It requires employers to identify workplace barriers and develop equity plans for four designated groups - women, aboriginal peoples (including Indian, Inuit, and Metis), persons with disabilities, and visible minorities to improve their representation in the workplace.
Privacy laws in Canada currently cover employment information of workers who are federally regulated, are private sector workers located in one of the three provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec with provincial laws, or are public sector employees in most provinces.
The Ministry develops and enforces labour legislation. Their 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.
It is an independent trust agency that administers compensation and no-fault insurance for Ontario workplaces.
It provides Canadians with a single point of access to a wide range of government services and benefits.
HRPA advances the professionalization of HR and acknowledgment of the profession as a key driver of organizational success. It provides various training and programs to help HR professionals in HR Career.
The CPA works with employers and governments to make payroll legislation and administration more efficient and effective. Under the tab of resources, HR&Payroll practitioners can find useful information.
It is provided by CRA. Employers can use it to calculate federal, provincial (except for Quebec), and territorial payroll deductions. The users assume the risks associated with using this calculator.