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Employment Standards Poster: Your obligation to post information in the workplace

As an employer, you are required to post at least one copy of the most recent Employment Standards Act poster in an eye-catching, high traffic area in the workplace. You are required to provide each and every employee with a paper or electronic copy of the posterThe poster can be printed in colour or black and white. 


Please note that the Ministry of Labour updated the poster as of January 2, 2018. In the case of new hires, employers will have 30 days from the employee's start date to provide them with the poster and it must be provided in languages other than English if an employee requests a translated version.


To obtain a copy of the Employment Standards Act poster:

  • Click on the links below:
    • In PDF format:
      • English [172 Kb]
      • French [162 Kb]
      • Call ServiceOntario at 1 800 668-9938. Please note that shipping for the poster, regardless of the number of copies requested, is $6.00.


If an employee requests the poster in one of the languages listed above, the employer is required to provide a copy of the Employment Standards poster in that language. Please note that posters in other languages must be posted beside the English version.


The poster may be one of the various items that a Ministry of Labour inspector would look for during an inspection. Businesses could face fines for non-compliance.