Supporting Auto Workers in Peel and Durham

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New action centres will help almost 4,000 workers find new jobs BRAMPTON — The Ontario government is investing $751,607 to support 3,914 laid-off automotive employees impacted by the recent closure of Stellantis automotive assembly plants in Peel and Durham regions. The funding will allow Unifor National to run action centres in Brampton and Oshawa that will connect the impacted workers and …

Supporting Laid-Off Workers in Glencoe

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New Action Centre will help over 100 manufacturing workers find new jobs GLENCOE — The Ontario government is investing $272,165 in a new employment action centre to help the 116 manufacturing workers impacted by the closure of the Cooper-Standard plant connect with the services and training they need to find new jobs and further their careers. “Ontario’s workers are the backbone …

Ontario Supporting Laid-Off Workers in Espanola

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New Action Centre will help over 480 pulp and paper workers from Domtar get back to work quickly ESPANOLA — The Ontario government is investing $426,000 in a new Action Centre to help the 484 pulp and paper workers impacted by the Domtar layoffs in Espanola get back to work quickly. A wide range of services and tailored supports will be …

How can Colombians, Haitians, Venezuelans apply for Canadian immigration

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Am I eligible to apply? To be eligible to apply, you must be a Colombian, Haitian or Venezuelan national be located in Mexico, Central or South America, or the Caribbean be a spouse, common-law partner, child (regardless of age), grandchild, parent, grandparent or sibling of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is willing and eligible to support your application …

Strengthening Wage Protections for Restaurant Workers

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Proposed changes would halt pay deductions for dining and dashing and unpaid trial shifts TORONTO —The Ontario government is introducing legislation that, if passed, would put in place ground-breaking protections for more than 400,000 people in the restaurant and hospitality industry. The Working for Workers Four Act, 2023, includes updates to the province’s Employment Standards Act, which would ban unpaid trial shifts and make …

Training Veterans for In-Demand Careers

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Four new projects will train jobseekers for well-paying careers close to home TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing $4.3 million in four innovative training projects to help 356 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members prepare for in-demand jobs and transition to civilian life. Every year, 8,000 Canadian Armed Forces members are released from service. “Men and women of the Canadian Armed …

Ontario To Ban Canadian Work Experience Requirements in Job

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Proposed changes would help qualified newcomers fill labour shortages in health care and other in-demand industries TORONTO — The Ontario government will soon introduce legislation that, if passed, would make it the first province in Canada to help even more internationally-trained immigrants work in the fields they’ve studied in by banning the use of Canadian work experience as a requirement in …

Taking Action to Support Injured Workers and Firefighters

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Province will also consult on a new job-protected leave for critical illnesses like cancer WELLAND — The Ontario government will soon introduce legislation that would, if passed, support injured workers by enabling “super indexing” increases to Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) benefits above the annual rate of inflation. For an injured worker who earns $70,000 a year, a two per cent …

ON Asks Employers to Disclose Salary Ranges, AI Use in Hiring

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Province also examining banning the use of Non-Disclosure Agreements in sexual harassment cases PETERBOROUGH — The Ontario government will soon introduce legislation that, if passed, would require employers to include expected salary ranges in job postings, giving workers more information to make informed decisions in their career search. In addition, the legislation would make Ontario the first jurisdiction in Canada to …

Providing Financial Stability to Employers

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WSIB premium rates to remain steady next year so businesses can focus on creating good-paying jobs TORONTO — The Ontario government announced today that the average premium rate businesses pay to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) will remain steady in 2024. At a time when businesses are combatting rising costs of inflation, the stability will keep rates at a …