Posted on October 29th, 2018 in Human Resources Advisory

Bill 47 – What Does this Mean for Ontario Business?

Bill 47 - What does this mean for Ontario business?

What does this mean for Ontario business?

On October 23, the Government of Ontario announced Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act. This Act includes improvements to Ontario’s apprenticeship system, as well as a near-full repeal of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017.

Businesses will see a significant reduction of administrative and financial burden.

What are the proposed changes for Bill 47?

  • Minimum-wage held at $14.00 per hour
  • Partial repeal of scheduling provisions
  • Removal of equal pay for equal work
  • Returning to previous calculation of public holiday pay
  • Return to previous union certification policies
  • Amended personal emergency leave
  • Maintain leaves due to domestic or sexual violence
  • Confirmation of return to prior public holiday pay formula
  • Apprenticeship ratios set at 1:1
  • Dissolution of the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT)

Stay Tuned for a Bill 47 Seminar

We are preparing an in-depth HR seminar for early 2019 that will focus on Bill 47 and how that will affect Ontario businesses.