Ontario tackles pay transparency

Proposed legislation will require employers to report on gender pay, other differences
By Sheila Brawn
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 05/01/2018

Some employers in Ontario may soon have to track and report on wage gaps between their male and female employees, as well as pay differences rooted in other employee characteristics.

In March, the Ontario government tabled legislation that it said would bring more transparency to employee compensation.

Bill 3, the Pay Transparency Act, 2018, would require employers to report to the government on their workforce makeup and differences in the compensation they pay to their employees, based on gender and “other diversity characteristics.”