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  • Ontario Extending Infectious Disease Emergency Leave for Workers during COVID-19

    TORONTO - The Ontario government is taking steps to help ensure that as the economy gradually and safely reopens workers will have jobs to return to and businesses will be protected from incurring unsustainable termination costs. Today, the government announced that it has enacted a new regulatory amendment that will put non-unionized employees on Infectious Disease Emergency Leave during the COVID-19 outbreak any time their hours of work are temporarily reduced by their employer due to COVID-19. This will ensure businesses aren't forced to terminate employees after their ESA temporary layoff periods have expired.

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  • Remembering Those Who Lost Their Lives on the Job

    TORONTO — The Honourable Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, issued the following statement regarding the National Day of Mourning:

    Statement | Labour, Training and Skills Development

  • UPDATED: Ontario Enabling Financial Relief for Businesses

    TORONTO - The Ontario Government is enabling $1.9 billion in relief for employers to reduce the financial strain on business brought on by COVID-19. The measure, which will run through the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), will see premium payments deferred for six months for all businesses in the province.

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  • Ontario Needs Skilled Immigrants

    Ottawa —Today, Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, issued the following statement calling on the federal government to allow Ontario to nominate more immigrants who can bring the skills and experience needed to grow the economy and create jobs. 

    Statement | Labour, Training and Skills Development

  • Ontario Exploring How To Prepare More People for Good Jobs

    TORONTO - As part of its commitment to prepare people for jobs, the Ontario government is launching a review of its slate of training programs to ensure workers are developing the in-demand skills that employers are looking for.

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  • Supporting Auto Parts Workers in Durham Region

    OSHAWA - Ontario is helping manufacturing workers in the Durham region get the training they need to rejoin the workforce quickly. 

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  • Ontario Preparing People for Skilled Trades Careers in Thunder Bay

    THUNDER BAY - Ontario is addressing a looming skilled trades shortage by investing in training for Indigenous people in the Thunder Bay area. The Province announced funding of nearly $2 million today for two separate projects.

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  • Ontario Adopting Process to Better Connect Job Seekers in Hamilton-Niagara With Good Jobs

    HAMILTON — The Ontario government is adopting a new locally-focused model that will better connect people with jobs and reward high-performance organizationsin the Hamilton-Niagara Region, Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, announced today. 

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