Full-Time Catalogue

Centennial College Full-time Calendar 2018-2019

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Toronto, ON, M1K 5E9

 

Step 4 – On the Job Success

Step 4 – On the Job Success

Worker Rights

Employment standards are the minimum standards established by law that define and guarantee your rights as an employee. It’s important that you educate yourself so that you’re ready to defend your rights when necessary. Employment standards include hours of work, pay, minimum wage, public holidays, vacation time, breaks, health and safety, discrimination and human rights.  While most occupations are covered under provincial legislation, the remainder are federally regulated.

Labour standards for Canada and Ontario

Safety on the Job

All employees in Canada have the right to work in a safe and healthy environment.  Too many workers either don’t come home or become sick from occupational illnesses.  The Occupational Health and Safety Act lists employee rights and responsibilities that help protect workers from health and safety hazards in the workplace.

Every worker in Ontario has the following rights:

  1. The right to know:  Your employer must let you know about any hazardous materials used in your workplace and provide you with training on how to use them safely.
  2. The right to participate:  You have the right to participate in your employee health and safety committee.  Being a part of the committee gives you the opportunity to voice your specific health and safety concerns.
  3. The right to refuse unsafe work:  If you believe that your work is unsafe, you have the right to refuse that work until the situation is investigated and corrected. However, if you are refusing unsafe work, you must immediately notify your supervisor. You cannot be penalized in any way for refusing unsafe work.

Finding employment in Ontario

Centennial College graduates, alumni and the job seeking public are all welcomed to the employment centre for job search related seminars, assistance with Second Career applications, individualized employment advising, job placements and apprenticeships. Take advantage of the free services funded through Employment Ontario at our modern centre conveniently located at Ellesmere and Midland.

Centennial College Community Employment Services (funded by Employment Ontario)
1163 Ellesmere Road (at Midland)
Scarborough, ON M1P 2X7

416 289-5258
employmentservices@centennialcollege.ca