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Education, Outreach and Partnership

  • Content last reviewed: January 2013

The Education, Outreach & Partnership (EOP) strategy is a Ministry of Labour initiative designed to:

  • Create an environment where employers and employees understand their rights and obligations under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA).
  • Increase employer awareness of responsibilities under the ESA by providing them with resources and tools to help them comply.
  • Encourage compliance with the ESA.

While the EOP initiative was officially launched in 2009, engagement with employers and employees covered by the ESA has been part of the Employment Standards Program from its early history. It has long been recognized that education and compliance go hand in hand.

Key Resources

Are you covered by the ESA?

Most employees and employers in Ontario are covered by the ESA. However, the ESA does not apply to certain individuals and the organizations they work for. Find out if you’re covered.

Your Guide to the Employment Standards Act, 2000

The guide is a convenient source of information about key sections of the ESA rights and responsibilities.

Employment Standards Poster

The Employment Standards poster must be posted by employers someplace in the workplace where it is likely that employees will see it. The poster describes basic employment standards rights and responsibilities. Have you seen this poster?

Other Languages

The Ministry of Labour provides Employment Standards information in many languages – from Arabic to Vietnamese.

Tools and Calculators

Tools: Employment Standards

Do you need help understanding your rights?

See our online tools

Future Plans

In addition to more tools, EOP is interested in exploring new ways of information sharing, education and outreach.

If you have an idea or request, please write us at eop@ontario.ca