London has a well-balanced economy and vibrant businesses specifically in manufacturing, food and beverage processing, healthcare, professional services, and digital creative services. London’s location in the Great Lakes and along the Quebec City - Windsor Corridor empowers local businesses to expand across Canada, into the United States and the world.
Employers are encouraged to visit our Resources for Employers section for tips on how to find employees and networking opportunities.
Understanding Working Conditions, Employee Rights, Wages and Benefits, and More
While all Canadians, permanent residents, and immigrants are entitled to free public health care, many employers also offer additional health benefits as part of their compensation packages. These packages typically include expenses not covered by OHIP, including prescriptions, dental, and eye care. This may also include life insurance, travel insurance, retirement savings plans, and more. In some cases, employees will be required to contribute a portion of their wages to these coverage plans, but that is discussed during the hiring process.
Health and Safety
The Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development has a variety of resources available about health and safety at work.
Ontario Human Rights Code
The Ontario Human Rights Commission created a brief overview document that details the rights of all Ontario citizens and residents under the human rights code.
Rates of Pay and Deductions
In Ontario, minimum wage rates vary depending on the type of job. Every worker in Canada will have various payroll deductions and taxes which are calculated based on their annual income. These deductions are used towards the healthcare system, unemployment services, and more.
The Employment Standards Act (ESA) guide explains Ontario’s rules about minimum wage, hours of work limits, termination of employment, public holidays, pregnancy and parental leave, severance pay, vacation and more.