The Ontario Government passed last November 22, 2018 the modifications it had proposed to the following Acts : Employment Standards Act, 2000 ; Labour Relations Act, 1995 and Ontario Colleges of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009.
Amendments include :
Several other modifications were made to these three Acts. The text above is a brief excerpt. To read all the modifications, please visit the website of the Ontario Government by clicking here.
The Canadian Government, through Employment and Social Development, has recently expanded eligibility for Canada Student Grants to facilitate a return to school or career development for anyone who wants to pursue their education.
Several scholarships are available, including a grant of $1600 per year for people returning to school full-time after more that 10 years in the labor market, or grants that are base on current income. You are invited to apply for the Canadian Student Grant that corresponds to your situation among those offered.
Read all the details about the different grants by clicking here to go on the government website.
The Canadian Government, through Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, offers businesses the Strategic Innovation Fund which is aimed to support the industrial and technology sectors.
The fund includes four different streams of activities which are :
Read all the details about this fund by clicking here to go on the government website.
Following the legalization of cannabis by the Federal Government last October 17, the Ontario Ministry of Labour published a document aiming to provide the approach adopted by the province in regards to this legalization in an effort to ensure the safety of workers in their workplace throughout the Province.
The new Ontario rules deal with several aspects of the workplace. They are summerized as follows :
These points are excerpts from the document published by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, and are meant to be a brief summary of the new rules. The full document can be read by visiting the Ministry's website by clicking here.