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Organization: Ontario. Ministry of Labour - Niagara Regional Office  
Phone Numbers: 905-704-3994
Toll-Free: 1-800-263-7260 ; Employment Standards Information Centre 1-800-531-5551 ; Health and Safety Contact Centre 1-877-202-0008
Fax: 905-704-3011
Garden City Tower
301 St Paul St, 8th Flr
St Catharines, ON
L2R 7R4
Intersection: St Paul St and Carlisle St
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Dates: All year
Service Description: Advances safe, fair and harmonious workplace practices * responsible for occupational health and safety, employment rights and responsibilities, labour relations and internal administration * enforces the Employment Standards Act and its regulations and the Occupational Health and Safety Act * settles workplace disputes and assists in the settlement of collective agreements

The general minimum wage rates as of Oct 1, 2015:
General (hourly): $11.25
Students under 18 (hourly): $10.55
Liquor Servers (hourly): $9.80

Please note that special rules apply to certain job categories (such as harvest workers).

Services and Programs:

Fees: None * None
Application: No application required
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Minimum age for working in Ontario is 14 years for most types of work * 14-17-year-olds not to be employed during school hours unless excused from school attendance under provisions of Ontario's Education Act.
Languages: English ; French
Area(s) Served: Niagara Region
See Also: Workplace Safety Education and Training

This information was last completely updated on 7/23/2015

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