Help us make Ontario work smarter for business and better for people

From overly complex forms to rules that are difficult to comply with, red tape causes frustration and delays for everyone. Here’s how you can help.


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What we do

  • Modernize legislation, regulations, and policies that can be burdensome, inefficient, and inflexible.
  • Work across government to reduce red tape.
  • Measure and report publicly on how we have made it easier for businesses and individuals to work with government.

Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes

The Spring 2024 Red Tape Reduction Package, including the proposed Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes Act 2024 is the latest step in our ongoing commitment to cut red tape, speed up government processes and build at least 1.5 million homes by 2031.

Learn how we’re making meaningful changes to reduce unnecessary burdens for everyone in our Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes Plan.

Contact us

Ministry of Red Tape Reduction
56 Wellesley Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2S3

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How we’re making progress

Since 2018, we’ve taken over 500 actions to save people, businesses, not-for-profit organizations, municipalities, universities and colleges, school boards and hospitals time and money. Once fully implemented, the steps in the Spring 2024 Red Tape Reduction Package will build on the actions Ontario has taken to cut red tape to date, saving people and businesses over 1.5 million hours and $1.2 billion every year.

Each fall, the Ministry of Red Tape Reduction reports on the government’s progress on reducing red tape in the annual Burden Reduction Report.

Learn more about actions taken in the 2023 Burden Reduction Report: Delivering better services and a stronger economy, such as:

  • empowering pharmacists to prescribe treatment options for common minor medical conditions
  • expanding online services available through ServiceOntario to enhance convenience and accessibility, including an appointment booking system and the introduction of new online services to streamline processes for essential documents, such as driver's licences, health cards, marriage licence and accessibility permits
  • enhancing the fare payment system for transit riders, providing them with more options for paying their fare
  • expanding the Ontario Parks Reservation System and allowing advance registration for park entries, saving time and leading to better planning for visits, preventing overcrowding
  • simplifying the renewal of (Z) endorsement licences for commercial truck and bus drivers, who can now complete an online module at their convenience, aligning with broader North American standards

Past reports