It's Your Job!

Young Workers

You're under 25. And you're eager to work and contribute your ideas. Did you know that you have rights protecting you against workplace health and safety hazards, and to ensure that you are treated fairly? Employers and supervisors have duties under the law to protect you. Check out our resources below to learn more about your rights and responsibilities on the job.

Occupational Health and Safety Act coverage expanded to unpaid co-op students and learners in work placements, effective November 20, 2014. Learn More

Student Video Contest

Are you a high school student in Ontario? Consider the "It's Your Job" contest!

Develop an original video that can be used in social media to illustrate to young workers the importance of working safely on the job.

Learn more



Public Holiday Pay Calculator
Calculate public holiday pay entitlements.

Hours of Work and Overtime Tool
Understand and calculate hours of work and overtime entitlements.

Special Rule Tool
Find out who is not covered by certain parts of the Employment Standards Act and who is covered by special rules.

More Tools

Contact Centres

Do you have any questions about workplace health and safety or your employment standards rights at work?

Call us toll-free:

Health and Safety Contact Centre

Toll-free: 1-877-202-0008
TTY: 1-855-653-9260

  • Report incidents, critical injuries or fatalities.
    If this is an emergency call 911 immediately.
  • Report unsafe work practices.

Employment Standards Information Centre

GTA: 416-326-7160
Canada-wide: 1-800-531-5551
TTY: 1-866-567-8893

Other ways to contact us