On October 1, 2017, the general minimum wage will rise to $11.60. Special minimum wage rates that apply to liquor servers, students under 18, hunting and fishing guides, and homeworkers will also increase at the same time.
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An updated Employer’s Roadmap: Hiring & Retaining Internationally Trained Workers, is now available. The updated Roadmap helps guide employers in the hiring of internationally trained workers.
The government of Ontario has established a new Employers' Partnership Table to advise the government on innovative ways to connect more people with disabilities to jobs and businesses to talent.
Ontario is investing in Programme Franco, a new francophone community grant program geared towards community groups, municipalities, and not-for-profit organizations.
The government of Ontario is increasing access to rental and affordable housing by launching a new team to help streamline the development process and tackle some of the challenges that prevent housing projects from being built.
The government of Ontario is expanding the Seniors Community Grant Program and is now accepting applications for innovative projects that help seniors live active and healthy lives.
The Minister Responsible for Early Years and Child Care has announced that more than 80 per cent of schools across Ontario are now offering before- and after-school programs for 4-12 year olds.
The government of Ontario is supporting employers and employees by raising awareness of workplace rights and responsibilities through the new Employment Standards Training and Education Program.
The government of Ontario is renewing the Social Workers and Social Service Workers Professional Development Fund, which aims to help social workers and social service workers update and upgrade their skills.
Temporary foreign workers can quickly fill local or occupational skill shortages, and some go on to become permanent residents. The acquisition of permanent residence can remove restrictions on job mobility and may improve the wage-bargaining position and job opportunities of these individuals.