Fairness in the workplace is the right of all Ontarians. Employment standards are enforced under the Employment Standards Act, 2000, which sets out the rights and responsibilities of both employees and employers in Ontario workplaces.
Bring your investigative, analytical, advanced oral and written communication skills, and your skills interpreting and applying legislation, to this unique position in the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.
Effective January 1, 2020, the correct salary range for this position will be $1400.99 to $1722.67 per hour/week in compliance with current OPSEU collective agreement provisions.
What can I expect to do in this role?
In this position, you will administer, enforce and obtain compliance with the Employment Standards Act, 2000, Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act and related legislation by:
- conducting workplace inspections
- investigating complaints of alleged violations
- exercising quasi-judicial powers
- rendering written decisions based on established standards
- issuing orders, notices and penalties
- issuing certificates of offences, developing crown briefs and laying charges as described under the Provincial Offences Act
- delivering educational seminars to various stakeholders
you will be expected to travel throughout a designated service area for extended periods of time
How do I qualify?
- You hold a valid class “G” driver's licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario.
- You have advanced level French verbal skills if applying to a bilingual position.
Judgment, analytical and decision-making skills:
- You have oral proficiency in English including demonstrated oral communication skills to act as a public speaker, appear as a witness at hearings/court and to interact with stakeholders.
- You have written proficiency in English including demonstrated written skills to write decisions, take notes and prepare correspondence.
- You have interpersonal skills, impact and influence and conflict management skills, including the ability and willingness to undertake all aspects of prosecution activities.
- You exercise emotional control, good judgment and the ability to remain objective when dealing with conflict and hostile situations.
Other important skills:
- You have the ability to read, interpret, apply and enforce legislation, policies and procedures in a timely manner.
- You have working knowledge of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and other relevant regulations.
- You have experience using analytical, investigative and research skills.
- You have decision-making skills to make timely interpretations and determinations.
- You have organizational, planning and time management skills to independently complete work within the appropriate time frames and the ability to deliver on performance objectives.
- You have the ability to perform complex monetary assessments and entitlements by using auditing and accounting skills to review payroll and accounting records and business/corporate documentation.
- You are proficient in operating a computer and using a variety of windows-based office productivity software.
***How to Apply***
Please follow these instructions and not the instructions in the “How to Apply” section below:
- You are required to complete an application form. Please visit the Ministry of Labour Website in order to download the application and obtain instructions on completing and submitting the application form.
- Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
- OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
- If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at
EmploymentstandardsatMOL@ontario.ca to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.
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Ontario Public Service Employees Union
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Inspections and Investigations
Friday, December 6, 2019
This ad is also available in French.
Prior to the offer of employment, in accordance with the Ontario Public Service personnel screening checks policy, the top applicant(s) will be required to undergo personnel screening checks, which includes a criminal record check, a local police records check, a driver records check (at the time of hire) and a credit check.
In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.
You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service).
A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.