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Compliance Deadlines for the Employment Standard

The deadlines for these requirements are not staggered. Your organization will have to meet them all by a certain date, based on your organization's type and size.

The exception to this is the deadline for the workplace emergency response information, which is January 1, 2012 for all organizations.

When do you need to comply?

Organization Type Compliance By
Government of Ontario and Legislative AssemblyJanuary 1, 2013
Large designated public sector organizationsJanuary 1, 2014
Small designated public sector organizationsJanuary 1, 2015
Large organizations (50 or more employees)January 1, 2016
Small organizations (1 to 49 employees)January 1, 2017

For a description of how organizations are classified under the regulation, please refer to the Organizational Classification Chart opens in a new window.

Refers to the executive of the government and operational branches, including all the ministries of the Government of Ontario and the Office of the Premier.
Refers to the Offices of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario including all the offices of the Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs), their constituency offices in their ridings and the offices of those appointed on the address of the Assembly, such as the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
A designated public sector organization with 50 or more employees (such as municipalities, hospitals, universities, colleges of applied arts and technology, district school boards, and organizations that provide public transportation).
A designated public sector organization with one to 49 employees (such as the Ontario Office of the Fairness Commissioner and some municipalities).
Refers to a private or not-for-profit organization that provides goods, services or facilities to the public or to other organizations and has 50 or more employees in Ontario. It does not include the Government of Ontario, Legislative Assembly, or designated public sector organizations.
Refers to a private or not-for-profit organization that provides goods, services or facilities to the public or to other organizations and has one to 49 employees in Ontario. It does not include the Government of Ontario, Legislative Assembly, or designated public sector organizations.