The Ontario government is looking to modernize the skilled trades and apprenticeship system by appointing two Training and Skills Advisors (TSA) to lead consultations with the industry and stakeholders and provide recommendations to make the system more efficient and easier to use. Read more here.
Today, Doug Downey, Attorney General of Ontario, issued the following statement:
“Our government is pleased to announce the full implementation of Canada’s first-ever prompt payment regime and a new, streamlined dispute resolution process that will cut red tape to support jobs and growth in Ontario’s construction industry. Read more here.
Ministry of Labour inspectors will blitz workplaces in an effort to prevent Ontario’s top workplace injury, Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, announced today. Read more here.
In the manufacturing industry, a workplace drug and alcohol policy can be a key feature of an employer’s health and safety program. Many manufacturers rely on testing to detect and deter employee impairment that might otherwise lead to accidents and injuries. Read more here.
Government modernizing apprenticeship and skilled trades system. Click here for more.
A digital self-audit tool to help employers audit their compliance with the Employment Standards Act (ESA) will be introduced by the Ontario government to make it easier for businesses to comply with the act and pay workers faster. Read more here.