Be aware of the employment news and ready for the legislation change
in Quebec and in Ontario.
Minimum wage increase of $0.50 per hour for May 1st 2019:
The Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity announced an increase of $0.50 to the general minimum wage rate, increasing it $12.50 per hour as of May 1, 2019. This increase will benefit 288,200 employees.
Labor shortage: the Parti Québécois proposes 3 measures to promote the work of seniors:
- Allow workers aged 65 and over to stop contributing to the Pension Plan.
- Allow the postponement of the retirement pension until age 75.
- Ensure that seniors are represented on the Labor Market Partners Commission.
Updated ESA poster now available:
2019-2020 workplace inspection initiatives:
Each year, the ministry schedules inspection initiatives in specific sectors to raise awareness of hazards and increase compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The ministry has released its schedule of inspection initiatives for 2019–2020.