Labour mobility in dispute

Ontario reprimanded for ‘unjustified’ exception applied to out-of-province public accountants
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/13/2012

Ontario has had its wrist slapped in a dispute concerning labour mobility and provincial certifications.

Since 2009, the provincial government had posted an exception to labour mobility by limiting the right to practise public accounting in Ontario to accountants who met the province’s specified assessment curriculum.

But this move was challenged by Manitoba and, according to an Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) panel, not justified.