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Ministry of Labour releases new Employment Standards Tool


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As part of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development’s continuous effort to support employees and employers and to improve the online experience for users, the Employment Standards Self-Service Tool was updated to include additional standards and combine pre-existing stand-alone tools into a single tool.  

The tool is designed to assess common employment situations. Users will be able to select the standard(s) they are interested in testing. They are then guided through the process and prompted to enter information depending on the individual circumstances. Once the information has been entered, the tool tests for the standard(s) and provides results, which the user has the option to print. Users will be able to review calculations and entitlements for:  

  • Termination Pay (New Addition) 

  • Severance Pay (New Addition) 

  • Hours of Work – Weekly or Biweekly Time Free From Work (New Addition) 

  • Hours of Work – Daily Rest (New Addition) 

  • Hours of Work – Rest Between Shifts (New Addition) 

  • Overtime Averaging (New Addition) 

  • Minimum Wage & Overtime 

  • Public Holiday Pay 

  • Poster 

  • Wage Statements 

  • Unauthorized Deductions 

  • Record Keeping 

  • Hours of Work – Daily and Weekly Limits 

  • Eating Periods 

  • Timing of Vacation Pay   

The ES Self Service Tool is available in both English and French. The tool can be found at  

If you need help understanding your responsibilities and rights under the ESA, you can visit Your Guide to the Employment Standards Act at or call the Employment Standards Information Centre at 1-800-531-5551 or TTY (for hearing impaired) at 1-866-567-8893. Information is available in many languages. 


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