Ontario pushes for greater pay transparency

Province looking to bridge gender compensation gap
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/26/2018
Kathleen Wynne
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne in Toronto on Jan. 25. Credit: REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Looking to “advance women’s economic empowerment and build fairer, better workplaces,” the Ontario government has introduced legislation to increase pay transparency. This means employers would be required to track and publish information about compensation at their organizations.

They would also be barred from asking a job candidate about past compensation, while job postings would have to include a salary rate or range.

“It’s been more than 30 years since Ontario first passed pay equity legislation, but we are still working to close the gap,” said Premier Kathleen Wynne.