Amendment to include financial sector occupations and private investigators and security guards under the Ontario Labour Mobility Act, 2009 (OLMA)
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Ontario Labour Mobility Act, 2009
Summary of Decision:
Following Premier's direction and the requirements of the Agreement on Internal Trade, O. Reg. 333/11 brings twelve financial sector occupations and the occupations of security guard and private investigator under Ontario's labour mobility legislation.
The provisions of the regulation affecting private investigators/security guards came into force on June 30, 2011, and the provisions affecting financial sector occupations on July 1, 2011.
July 15, 2011
Summary of Proposal:
On December 15, 2009, the Ontario Labour Mobility Act, 2009 (OLMA), which implements Ontario's labour mobility commitments under Chapter 7 of the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT), came into force. The AIT is a pan-Canadian internal trade agreement signed by all provinces and territories with the exception of Nunavut. Under the AIT, Ontario is obligated to ensure that an individual certified in an occupation by a regulatory authority in another province or territory is, subject to certain limited exceptions, entitled to be certified in the same occupation in Ontario without any requirement to complete any additional material training, experience, examinations or assessments.
In 2010, Premiers mandated that financial sector occupations be captured under the labour mobility provisions of the AIT. In addition, the occupations of private investigator and security guard in Ontario now meet the criteria to be captured under the AIT.
In order to ensure compliance with Ontario's labour mobility obligations under the AIT, OLMA lists the authorizing statute (e.g. public or private Act) and the associated Ontario regulatory authority for all occupations captured by OLMA and the AIT. Until an authorizing statute and regulatory authority for an occupation have been added to OLMA, there is no legislative authority to enforce the labour mobility provisions of OLMA for an occupation.
As such, this regulation adds the authorizing statutes and associated Ontario regulatory authorities for twelve financial sector occupations and the occupations of security guard and private investigator to OLMA. This brings these occupations under the purview of OLMA and requires impacted regulatory authorities to follow and enforce all labour mobility requirements.
Inter-Jurisdictional Relations Unit
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
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June 30, 2011