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While most employees and employers in Ontario are covered by the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA), there are some types of occupations:

  • to which the ESA does not apply,
  • that are covered by the ESA generally but exempt from (not covered by) certain parts of it,
  • that are covered by special rules that change how certain parts of the ESA apply.

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development’s special rule tool can help you understand how the ESA applies to these types of occupations.