Bill 27 Update: Preparing for Ontario’s New Licensing Framework

Bill 27 Update: Preparing for Ontario’s New Licensing Framework

Staffing & Recruitment Industry | September 20, 2023 at 11:00AM – 12:00 PM EST


Bill 27, the Working for Workers Act, 2021, amended the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) to include a new licensing regime for temporary help agencies (“THAs”) and recruiters in Ontario.

The Ontario government has recently released the remaining details of this new framework, which will be implemented in two stages. Stage 1 will begin on July 1, 2023 and introduce the bulk of the licensing provisions, allowing THAs and recruiters to prepare and submit their licence applications. Stage 2 will follow on January 1, 2024, when the remaining provisions, including the prohibition on operating without a licence, will come into effect.

As your dedicated partner in risk management, PROLINK is here to support and guide you through any changes that may impact the Staffing & Recruitment industry. We’re hosting another exclusive webinar on Wednesday, September 20th from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST to help you understand the new licensing regime, the implications for your business, and any other updates from our last panel discussion in January.  

We’ll discuss:

  • The definition of “recruiter” for licensing purposes;
  • How to navigate the licensing process, including information requirements, associated fees, security, and more;
  • The timing and staged rollout of licensing requirements;
  • Options in case your application is rejected;
  • What information will be made part of the public record;
  • Related amendments to the ESA;
  • And more!

The webinar will be hosted by Alliya Chawla, PROLINK’s Vice President of Strategic Partnerships & Solutions. To offer a robust and comprehensive discussion on risk management, we’ve also invited experts from ACSESS, the Canadian voice of the recruiting, employment and staffing services industry, and Hicks Morley, a leading labour and employment law firm.

Register for our live virtual event today to learn more about how you can prepare for Bill 27!

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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.

Paul Broad, LL.B

Counsel, Hicks Morley

Paul Broad is an experienced labour and employment lawyer, with a general labour and employment practice. He works with a variety of employers in both the public and private sectors and provides practical day-to-day advice on complex compliance initiatives. His practice areas include: Employment Law, Human Rights, Information, Data Security & Privacy, and Labour Relations.

Jessica Toldo, J.D.

Associate, Hicks Morley

Jessica Toldo is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s London office. She advises employers and management in both the private and public sectors on labour, employment, and human rights issues, including workplace disputes, grievance arbitrations, and accommodation. Her areas of practice include: Employment Law, Human Rights, Information, Data Security & Privacy, Labour Relations, Litigation, Occupational Health, Pay Equity, and Workplace Safety & Insurance.

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