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  • Minimum Wage in Ontario

    Ontario is increasing minimum wage to $11 per hour on June 1, 2014, giving the province the highest minimum wage in Canada. Ontario is acting on the recommendations put forward by the Minimum...

    Backgrounder | Labour

  • Making Ontario's Minimum Wage Fair and Predictable

    Ontario is taking the next step to ensure the province's minimum wage keeps pace with the cost of living, and that increases are fair for families and predictable for businesses.  

    News release | Labour


  • Archive: Ensuring Temporary Workers' Rights

    Ontario will help ensure fairness in the workplace by proactively inspecting temp agencies across the province in a three-month blitz this summer.

    Archived News Release | Labour

  • Archive: Protecting Vulnerable Workers

    Temporary Help Agencies Nearly 1,000 temp agencies operate in Ontario. About 735,000 people in Ontario work in temporary jobs; many of them are employed by temp agenci...

    Archived Backgrounder | Labour

  • Archive: Preventing Construction Traffic Injuries

    Ontario is working to improve the safety of workers at road work sites and construction sites with a targeted, month-long blitz.

    Archived News Release | Labour

  • Archive: Workplace Safety Tour Kicks Off

    Ontario is launching an eight-week campaign with its health and safety partners to urge workers and employers to put safety first on construction sites across the province.

    Archived News Release | Labour

  • Archive: Ontario's Minimum Wage Goes Up Tomorrow

    Ontario is bringing in the sixth consecutive annual increase to the minimum wage-raising it to $9.50, effective tomorrow.

    Archived News Release | Labour

  • Archive: Ontario Increases Minimum Wage

    Ontario is raising the minimum wage to $9.50 on March 31, 2009. This is the sixth increase since 2004.

    Archived News Release | Labour