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Mandatory poster and information sheets for employers

Overview

In certain circumstances, employers and recruiters are legally required to give employees one or more, mandatory, Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development posters and documents.

Employment standards poster

To help employers understand their obligations and employees know their rights, the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development has prepared and published a poster, called Employment Standards in Ontario (also known as the Employment Standards Poster).

Employers must provide all employees covered under the ESA with a copy of the most recent version of the employment standards poster within 30 days of becoming an employee. Learn more about the Employment Standards Poster.

Get a free ESA poster

Information sheets

Employers must provide employees with an information sheets if the employee:

If the employee needs an information sheet in a language other than English, the temporary help agency must give it to the employee in their preferred language, if it's available from the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

About hours of work and overtime pay

An employer and an employee can agree (electronically or in writing) that the employee will work more than the daily or weekly limits on hours of work. For information on daily and weekly limits on hours of work, see the hours of work chapter of this guide.

These agreements are valid only if, prior to making the agreement, the employer gives the employee a copy of the most recent mandatory information sheet "Information for Employees About Hours of Work and Overtime Pay" that describes the hours of work in the ESA. In order to be valid, the agreement must include a statement in which the employee acknowledges receipt of the information sheet.

Download the information sheet:

For temporary help agency assignment employees

After a new employee is hired, temporary help agencies must give their employees the most recent version of the Temporary Help Agency Assignment Employees information sheet, as soon as possible. It explains the rights of assignment employees of temporary help agencies under the Employment Standards Act.

Download the information sheet:

For foreign nationals

As soon as a recruiter has contact with a foreign national about employment, the recruiter must give the foreign national copies of the most recent:

  • Your Rights Under the Employment Standards Act information sheet
  • Your Rights Under the Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act information sheet

About the Employment Standards Act

If a recruiter has contact with a foreign national about employment, the recruiter must provide the foreign national with a copy of the most recent mandatory information sheet that gives a summary of rights for foreign nationals under the Employment Standards Act (ESA).

Download the ESA information sheet:

About the Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act

If a recruiter has contact with a foreign national about employment, the recruiter must provide the foreign national with a copy of the most recent mandatory information sheet that gives a summary of rights for foreign nationals under the Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act, 2009 (EPFNA).

Download the EPFNA information sheet:

Updated: June 15, 2022
Published: June 21, 2019