The Ministry of Labour promotes a stable and constructive labour relations climate and fosters productive workplace relationships in Ontario. The Ministry’s labour relations activities focus on settling workplace disputes under various employment-related statutes, assisting in the settlement of collective agreements and producing collective bargaining information.
Dispute Resolution Services provides neutral third party assistance to trade unions and employers through collective agreement conciliation and mediation, the appointment of arbitrators, and the provision of timely and neutral collective bargaining information. These services are provided by:
Number of current collective agreements in Ontario: 13,300 (as of August 2015)