The official website of the Ontario government is:
Employers are required to notify the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development in the event of a workplace accident or incident that results in death or injury. Details are available at
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
For information about Ontario’s accessibility legislation and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) see:
The current version of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and related information can be found at
Financial Service Regulatory Authority of Ontario
The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA), formerly the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO), regulates financial services such as the insurance sector and pensions. The FSRA administers Ontario’s Pension Benefits Act.
For information on the Human Rights Code, refer to the website of the Ontario Human Rights Commission.
Ministry of Finance (Employer Health Tax)
The Ontario government levies a payroll tax on remuneration paid to employees to help fund healthcare in the province. Employers may claim a tax exemption if their total annual payroll is lower than a specified threshold.
Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development
Ontario’s Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is the primary source of information for employers in the province. Here, you will find links to employment standards, occupational health and safety, and labour relations legislation as well as services provided to employers.
Occupational Health and Safety
On the website of the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, you can access information about safety at work and a copy of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Ontario Health Insurance Plan
The provincial government pays for many of the health services needed by Ontarians through OHIP.
Ontario Disability Support Program
The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services provides employment assistance to people with disabilities. Assistance can include training and transportation as well as assistive devices and software.
Ontario Labour Relations Board
The Ontario Labour Relations Board adjudicates matters between employers and labour unions.
Ontario Pay Equity Commission
Private sector employers with 10 or more employees must comply with the Pay Equity Act. Information is available on the Ontario Pay Equity Commission’s website.
Service Ontario Business Services
Employers can register a business, search the information guide, find provincial forms and other information on the Service Ontario business services website.
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
In Ontario, the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is responsible for the enforcement of both federal and provincial legislation dealing with Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
Most employers in Ontario are required to register with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), formerly known as the Workers Compensation Board (WCB). Details can be found at