Jobs Protection Office
Helps to ensure fairness in the construction sector.
The Jobs Protection Office (JPO) is responsible for implementation and monitoring of the 2006 Agreement on Labour Mobility and Recognition of Qualifications, Skills and Work Experience in the Construction Industry (2006) between the Government of Ontario and the Gouvernement du Québec and other construction mobility agreements between Quebec and Ontario. The JPO facilitates access for Ontario construction contractors and workers into the Quebec construction sector.
JPO staff also play a major role in Trades Qualification Apprenticeship Act (TQAA) enforcement and combating underground economy work practices in the construction sector, mainly in Eastern Ontario. To accomplish this they work collaboratively with other ministries/organization to develop and implement innovative enforcement compliance.