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More Jobs Created in Ontario for Second Consecutive Month

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2022 11:30 AM

Ontario continues to lead the nation in job creation amidst unprecedented run of landmark investments in key sectors

Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued this statement following today’s monthly employment release by Statistics Canada:

“Employment in Ontario increased by over 35,100 in March, bringing the total number of new jobs created since we took office in 2018 to over 500,000. Today’s job numbers prove that Ontario’s plan for economic growth...

Ontario Eliminating Birth Certificate Fee for Vulnerable Ontarians

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2022 11:28 AM

Permanent Fee Waiver for Homeless and Lower Income Individuals Removes Barriers to Access Critical Services

The Ontario government is permanently eliminating the $35 fee for birth certificates for approximately 40,000 vulnerable Ontarians. The Birth Certificate Fee Waiver Program will ensure not-for-profit partner organizations can assist Ontarians who may be experiencing homelessness or other severe financial hardships to obtain a birth certificate free of charge.

An Ontario birth certificate is...

Ontario Invests in Innovative Pharmaceutical Technology to Strengthen Pandemic Preparedness

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2022 11:26 AM

Ontario Together Fund continues to invest in local manufacturing to secure critical supplies supporting Ontario’s life sciences sector

The Ontario government is supporting an investment of more than $2.5 million for pharmaceutical manufacturer Bora Pharmaceutical Services Inc. Through the Ontario Together Fund, the province is investing more than $1.9 million to help Bora Pharmaceutical Services invest in equipment that will help to grow local pharmaceutical manufacturing capacity, strengthening...

Ontario Passes Working for Workers Act 2

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2022 11:24 AM

Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, issued the following statement:

“Today, our government is getting it done for workers with the passage of our Working for Workers Act, 2022 (Working for Workers Act 2). This bill will now go forward to the Lieutenant Governor for Royal Assent in the coming days. Once received, our historic legislation will be a significant win for all workers. It is another step forward in our fight to rebalance the scales, put more workers...

NEWS RELEASE Ontario Mandating Robust PPE Stockpile to Support Plan to Stay Open

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2022 11:21 AM

Province is the first Canadian jurisdiction to enact specific legislation to prepare for future crises

The Ontario government is protecting people against future unforeseen emergencies by introducing legislation to ensure that a healthy and robust stockpile of personal protective equipment (PPE) and critical supplies and equipment (CSE) is available at all times. The first legislation of its kind in Canada, the Personal Protective Equipment Supply and Production Act, 2022 (PPESPA) will impose requirements...