Ontario to Require Employers to Disclose Salary Ranges and AI Use in Hiring

The provincial government is to giving workers the help they need to find better jobs and bigger paycheques, while having their privacy protected.

That is why Ontario is proposing legislative changes that would require businesses to include salaries in job postings, giving workers more information to make decisions that benefit them. 

In addition, the government is proposing to be first province in Canada to require companies to disclose if artificial intelligence (AI) is being used during the hiring process.

With the increasing use of AI to streamline candidate selections, and the historical pay differences between men, women, and those from under-represented groups, we are taking action to ensure our province can tackle the labour shortage and jobseekers get a fair shot at the Ontario dream.

Finally, to help end workplace misconduct and hold abusers to account, this government will be conducting consultations and detailed analysis on the use of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) in cases of workplace sexual harassment, misconduct, or violence.

The consultation will identify legislative options to restrict the use of NDAs while protecting the rights of victims and survivors.

If approved, these changes would expand on the ground-breaking actions the government has taken under the Working for Workers Acts, 2021, 2022 and 2023 that are already helping millions of people by introducing more leading-edge, pro-worker supports to help workers earn more, increase protections and support newcomers.

Learn More: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1003758/ontario-to-require-employers-to-disclose-salary-ranges-and-ai-use-in-hiring