Employer’s Checklist in Canada

Nov 20, 2023

New Employer’s Checklist – All you need to know to start employing workers in Canada.

Being an employer is more complicated than just paying salary to your workers. In this video I will explain what actually entails employing workers and what are employer’s responsibilities.

You MUST have an employment agreement in order to ensure that your rights as the employer are protected (to a limited extent). The Employment Standards Act (ESA) is generally structured against the employers and only intends to protect employees. Factor in that most courts are anti-employers as well, and you realize that as an employer, you fight an up-hill battle.

To start employing individuals, you need:

  • Intake form with personal information
  • Banking and next of keen information
  • Employment Agreement (before start)
  • Health and Safety training (certificate)
  • Policies and Procedures (signed acceptance)
  • Workplace training by supervisor (documented)
  • Special accommodation requirements (if any)
  • WSIB*

Give us a call if you need us to assist with your employment related legal and compliance documents.

Ministry of Labor Health and Safety training: https://www.ontario.ca/page/health-and-safety-training 

Ministry of Labor Posters for employees: https://www.ontario.ca/page/posters-required-workplace 

Ministry of Labor – your guide to employment standards: https://www.ontario.ca/document/your-guide-employment-standards-act-0 

WSIB Registration portal: https://www.wsib.ca/en/businesses/registration-and-coverage/register-us

You can find Contracts for Business Owners in Canada here https://www.businessdocs.ca/

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