New Licensing Process for Temporary Help Agencies and Recruiters in Ontario Take Effect July 1, 2023 and January 1, 2024
June 27, 2023
Effective January 1, 2024, a temporary help agency (“THA”) or recruiter operating in Ontario must have a licence, or have submitted a license application, to operate. Similarly, a client of a THA or any employer or prospective employee cannot knowingly use an unlicensed THA or recruiter. Failure to comply will be a violation of the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”). The new licensing process for THAs and recruiters under the ESA takes effect as of July 1, 2023.
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