Working and Investing in London, Ontario

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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.

In this section, you will find information about your rights as a worker, your Social Insurance Number (SIN), work permits, job opportunities, and entrepreneurship opportunities

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

Benefit Contributions

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.

Learn about payroll deductions for income tax, Employment Insurance, and the Canada Pension Plan.

Working Conditions

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.

Last modified:Tuesday, June 04, 2024