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  • Ontario Enhancing Enforcement to Ensure Worker Rights Are Protected

    Ontario is enhancing workplace enforcement, penalties and education to ensure all new worker rights under its plan for Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs are followed. This plan includes raising the minimum wage, ensuring part-time workers are paid the same hourly wage as full-time workers, introducing paid sick days for every worker, and providing at least three weeks' vacation after five years with the same employer.

    News Release | Labour

  • Ontario Workers Receive First Paycheques with New Minimum Wage

    Many workers across the province have now seen Ontario's increased minimum wage reflected in their weekly pay. The general minimum wage rose from $11.60 to $14 on January 1, 2018, and will increase again to $15 on January 1, 2019.

    News Release | Labour

  • Ontario's Minimum Wage is Now $14 an Hour

    Starting today, people across Ontario will see their wages rise to $14 an hour as the new general minimum wage takes effect. This change will help workers and their families who are struggling to get ahead in a changing economy.  

    News Release | Labour

  • Ontario's Minimum Wage to Rise to $14 on January 1

    On January 1, 2018, many people across Ontario will see their wages rise to $14 an hour as the new general minimum wage takes effect. This change will help workers and their families who are struggling to get ahead in a changing economy. 

    News Release | Labour

  • Ontario Enhancing Workplace Health and Safety

    Ontario is enhancing protection for workers by increasing the maximum fines for individuals and businesses that don't meet workplace health and safety standards. 

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  • Supporting Law Enforcement Workers with PTSD

    Ontario is proposing to extend the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) presumption to include special constables, and civilian members of police services in Violent Crime Linkage Analysis System (ViCLAS) and forensic units. This would expedite access to benefits, resources and timely treatment.  

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  • Supporting Research to Enhance Care for Psychiatric Workers with PTSD

    Ontario is helping Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care carry out research into preventing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in mental health care providers, and ensuring those with PTSD receive timely support to return to work. 

    News Release | Labour

  • Ontario Creating Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs

    Ontario is creating more opportunity and security for workers through its plan for Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs. This includes raising the minimum wage, ensuring part-time workers are paid the same hourly wage as full-time workers, introducing paid sick days for every worker, enabling at least three weeks' vacation after five years with the same employer and stepping up enforcement of employment laws.

    News Release | Labour

  • Supporting Probation and Parole Officers and Bailiffs with PTSD

    Ontario is proposing to increase support for probation officers, probation and parole officers, and bailiffs with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by putting in place a presumption that the PTSD is work-related. This would expedite access to benefits, resources and timely treatment.  

    Bulletin | Labour

  • Providing More Support for Nurses with PTSD

    Ontario is proposing to increase first responder support to include all front-line nurses who provide direct patient care and suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by expediting their access to benefits, resources and timely treatment through the implementation of a presumption that PTSD is work-related. 

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