The Changing Workplaces Review
Reviewing the changing nature of the workplace is part of the government's economic plan for Ontario. The four-part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people's talents and skills, building new public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives and building a secure savings plan so everyone can afford to retire.
The Interim Report and Guide follow public consultations held in 12 cities across Ontario in 2015.
The Interim Report identifies approximately 50 issues and over 225 options of varying size and scope.
The review is considering how the Labour Relations Act, 1995
and Employment Standards Act, 2000
could be amended to best protect workers while supporting businesses in our changing economy.
Workplace trends that are being examined in the consultation include:
• The increase in non-standard working relationships such as temporary jobs, involuntary part-time work, and self-employment.
• The rising prominence of the service sector.
• Globalization and trade liberalization.
• Accelerating technological change.
• Greater workplace diversity.
The scope of the consultations is set out in the Terms of Reference for the Changing Workplaces Review.