Bill 27 Update: The Future of Ontario’s Licensing Framework

Bill 27 Update: The Future of Ontario’s Licensing Framework

Staffing & Recruitment Industry | January 30, 2024 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST


Given the complexity of the impact to the Staffing & Recruitment industry, the Ontario government has pushed back the implementation of Bill 27, the Working for Workers Act, 2021, from January 1, 2024 to July 1, 2024.

During this time, the Association of Canadian Search, Employment, and Staffing Services (ACSESS) has urged the Ministry of Labour to consider additional changes to the framework and made several strategic recommendations to reduce unnecessary red tape. ACSESS will continue to collaborate with the Minister’s office on legislative amendments in the coming months.

PROLINK is committed to keeping you informed and helping you navigate the shifting landscape of licensing requirements. In light of these developments, we’re hosting another Bill 27 Update, with an exclusive webinar on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST!

During the webinar, we’ll explore the implications of this delay, share key insights, and unpack ACSESS’s proposed changes. ACSESS is drafting submissions to the Ministry of Labour and we want to share the recommendations with members and the Staffing & Recruitment industry at large.

The webinar will be hosted by Alliya Chawla, PROLINK’s Vice President of Strategic Partnerships & Solutions, as well as our expert partners from:

Register today for a detailed and engaging discussion as we decode the future of Bill 27 together!

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Alliya Chawla, RIBO

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & Solutions, PROLINK

Alliya is an insurance leader with over 15 years of client management experience across brokering, underwriting, and distribution. With experience in both the private and public sectors, Alliya is well aware of the challenges facing Staffing & Recruitment firms and agencies today and works to deliver solutions that align with organizations’ long-term strategic objectives.

Mary McIninch

Executive Director, Government Relations, ACSESS

Mary joined the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services in 2000. She works closely with staff and elected leaders to develop ACSESS as a leading industry association and provides comprehensive government relations services representing members’ interests in jurisdictions across Canada. Her passion lies in advancing the staffing services industry’s interests across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high legal, ethical, and professional standards. Mary is fluently bilingual and is a member of the Quebec Bar Association.

Craig Rix, LL.B

Managing Partner, Hicks Morley

Craig Rix is Hicks Morley’s Managing Partner and is a labour and employment lawyer in the firm’s Toronto office. Craig’s practice is dedicated to change management, collective bargaining negotiations, and rights arbitration advocacy in both the public and private sectors. His areas of practice include Employment Law and Labour Relations.

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Steve Ness

President & CEO, Surety Association of Canada

Steve Ness began his career in the surety industry in 1981. In 1992, Steve joined forces with five industry “renegades” to form what would become the Surety Association of Canada (SAC), which has since become the de facto voice of the industry, representing 97% of surety writers from coast to coast. Steve became President & CEO of SAC in 1994 and works closely with stakeholders to foster an understanding about the suretyship products and process.

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