Get advice on recruiting, hiring and managing relationships with your employees, and learn about your ongoing responsibilities such as payroll, pension, taxes, compensation, health and safety.
- Hiring employees
Know your obligations and opportunities when it comes to hiring employees.
Find out how to deduct Canada Pension Plan contributions, Employment Insurance (EI) premiums and income tax from your employees pay, and report them to the CRA.
- Employer responsibilities — The payroll steps
As an employer, you must follow a number of steps for managing your employees' payroll. Understand your obligations.
- Record of Employment on the Web (ROE Web)
Use this secure application to create, submit and print Records of Employment (ROEs) via the Internet in preparation for the interruption of employee earnings.
- ROE Web Benefits
Watch this Service Canada video to find out the benefits to your business when you file Records of Employment for your employees online.
- T4 — Information for employers
Find out how to complete and file a T4 slip, a form that states the wages paid to and taxes withheld from an employee, and obtain downloadable and printable forms.
- Employment standards
Find out about your obligations related to wages, vacation and other leave, statutory holidays, hours of work and overtime.
- Employment equity and human rights
Find out how to create a workplace that is free from discrimination and harassment.
- Workplace health and safety regulations
Find out what you need to do to ensure the health and safety of your employees while they are at work.
- Health and safety
Find information about your responsibilities concerning occupational health and safety, including what you can do to prevent accidents.
- Your obligations when an employee leaves
Find out what your legal obligations are when it comes to an employee leaving your business.
- Quebec's Competency Act in French only
Learn about the obligations related to these regulations, especially if your annual payroll expenditures are more than $1,000,000.
Managing your employees
- Keeping employee records
If you have employees, keeping records on everything from their salaries to their job skills can help you administer your payroll and plan training.
- Managing employees
Learn how to measure your employees' performance on the job, to help them understand what is expected of them and to deal with performance problems.
Learn about essential skills in the workplace, and find training for you and your employees.
- Employment Insurance and Work Force Reduction program due to downsizing
Learn about employment insurance options for employees who voluntarily leave your business to preserve the jobs of co-workers.
Having a difficult time recruiting qualified employees? A teleworker — an employee who works outside your office — may be a great option for you.
- Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Learn how to prevent and resolve disputes and how to mediate grievances, if you have a federally-regulated business.
- Managing employees during tough times
Learn low-cost strategies for motivating and retaining employees to help sustain your business during difficult times.
- Implementing tools for human resources administration
Learn how to save time and money by using online tools and technologies that can make managing your human resources procedures more efficient.
- Human Resources Implementation Program
Your business may be eligible for funding to implement a human resource strategy.
- Public holiday pay calculator
Use this online calculator to estimate how much you will need to pay your employees for Ontario's nine public holidays.
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