The Ministry of Labour enforces compliance with the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA), Employment Protections for Foreign Nationals Act, 2009 (EPFNA) and their regulations through claim investigations, proactive inspections and, if necessary, prosecutions.
Investigations are initiated when a claim is filed against an employer, alleging a violation of the ESA.
|Fiscal Year (April 1 - March 31)||Claims Investigated|
Top five claims filed in 2015/16:
The Ministry of Labour conducts proactive inspections of workplaces, focusing on high-risk sectors and repeat violators, to increase compliance with the ESA and the EPFNA. Proactive inspections are initiated by the ministry and do not require a claim to be filed against the employer.
The purpose of proactive inspections is to:
|Fiscal Year (April 1 - March 31)||Proactive Inspections Completed|
Top five employment standards violations discovered during proactive inspections in 2015/16: