Ministry of Labour - Summary

Back to table of contents

The Expenditure Estimates are available in PDF and HTML versions. The PDF version is a format reflecting the true printed version. The HTML version is an accessible format.

MINISTRY OF LABOUR

The mission of the Ministry of Labour is to contribute to the prosperity of Ontario by advancing health, safety, fairness and productive relationships in the workplace and the broader community. The Ministry’s core businesses are: Occupational Health and Safety, Employment Rights and Responsibilities and Labour Relations. In this context, the Ministry provides advice and information to the government on labour and workplace issues; sets standards and develops policies; enforces standards and legislation; carries out investigations; inspects workplaces needing further help in developing self-reliance; works with others to ensure that effective mechanisms are in place for providing information and workplace training; informs employers and workers about their workplace rights and responsibilities; ensures the provision of assistance in negotiating collective agreements and establishing arbitration boards; assists in building cooperative workplace relationships; and administers, interprets, and applies relevant labour legislation.

MINISTRY OF LABOUR - Summary

Accrual 2003-04 Estimates PROGRAMS Cash 2002-03 Estimates Cash 2001-02 Actual
$   $ $
OPERATING      
19,793,846 Ministry Administration Program1 19,787,040 18,313,472
4,442,500 Pay Equity Commission Program2 4,198,100 4,530,441
21,027,100 Labour Relations Program3,4 21,164,500 20,834,490
51,502,400 Occupational Health and Safety Program5 50,743,800 48,392,276
22,551,100 Employment Rights and Responsibilities Program6 22,710,700 22,352,055
318,100 Economics and Business Cluster Information Technology Program 183,000 -
119,635,046 Ministry Total Operating 118,787,140 114,422,734
84,015,900 Less: Special Warrants 68,490,800 -
48,246 Less: Statutory Appropriations 46,840 45,477
35,570,900 < TOTAL OPERATING TO BE VOTED 50,249,500 114,377,257
119,635,046 Ministry Total Operating    
119,635,046 TOTAL INCLUDING CONSOLIDATION AND OTHER ADJUSTMENTS    

NOTE: Commencing in 2003-04, Estimates are presented on the accrual basis of accounting. Information for 2002-03 and earlier years is presented on the modified cash basis, and therefore comparison between 2003-04 and earlier year figures may not be meaningful. Differences between cash and accrual relate to adjustments such as timing of transfer payments and provisions for bad debts, that would increase or decrease the 2002-03 amounts had they been presented on the accrual basis.

Adjustments for this Ministry, if any, are indicated by superscripted references above and are explained on the page following the Ministry Summary - Reconciliation of 2002-03 Estimates from Cash to Accrual.

MINISTRY OF LABOUR - RECONCILIATION OF 2002-03 ESTIMATES FROM CASH TO ACCRUAL

VOTE and item   Cash 2002-03 Estimates Adjustments from Cash to Accrual 2002-03 Estimates Presented as Accrual 2003-04 Estimateon Accruals Basis Change from 2002-03 Estimates on Accrual Basis
    $ millions $ millions $ millions $ millions $ millions
  OPERATING          
1601 Ministry Administration Program          
1 Ministry Administration1 19.7 (0.5) 19.3 19.7 0.5
S Minister’s Salary, the Executive Council Act - - - - -
S Parliamentary Assistant’s Salary, the Executive Council Act - - - - -
    19.8 (0.5) 19.3 19.7 0.5
1602 Pay Equity Commission Program          
1 Pay Equity Office2 3.2 (0.1) 3.0 3.4 0.4
2 Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal 1.0 - 1.0 1.0 -
    4.2 (0.1) 4.1 4.4 0.4
1603 Labour Relations Program          
1 Labour Relations Board3 11.8 (0.4) 11.4 11.7 0.3
2 Public Service Appeal Boards 1.3 - 1.3 1.3 -
3 Labour Management Services4 8.1 (0.3) 7.8 8.1 0.3
    21.2 (0.7) 20.5 21.0 0.6
1604 Occupational Health and Safety Program          
1 Occupational Health and Safety5 50.7 (3.0) 47.8 51.5 3.7
2 Workplace Safety and Insurance Advisory Program Administration - - - - -
3 Office of Worker Adviser - - - - -
4 Office of Employer Adviser - - - - -
    50.7 (3.0) 47.8 51.5 3.7
1605 Employment Rights and Responsibilities Program          
1 Employment Standards6 22.7 (1.0) 21.7 22.6 0.8
    22.7 (1.0) 21.7 22.6 0.8
1606 Economics and Business Cluster Information Technology Program          
1 Economics and Business Cluster Information Technology 0.2 - 0.2 0.3 0.1
    0.2 - 0.2 0.3 0.1
  Ministry Total Operating 118.8 (5.2) 113.6 119.6 6.1

Note: Amounts are rounded to the nearest one hundred thousand dollars and amounts less than fifty thousand dollars are shown as zero. Totals may not add due to this rounding.

Adjustments from Cash to Accrual - Commencing in 2003-04, Estimates are prepared on the accrual basis of accounting. Information for 2002-03 and earlier years was prepared in the Estimates on the modified-cash basis. Information is provided in the following notes on the adjustments that increase or decrease the 2002-03 amounts to present them on the accrual basis in this reconciliation. The accrual presentation of the 2002-03 Estimates is not an official restatement; it is an approximation reflecting only the significant accrual adjustments as required to allow for a comparison between the 2003-04 and the 2002-03 Estimates on a consistent basis of accounting. (Note: adjustments of less than $0.05 million are not shown)

$ millions
1. (0.5) adjustment to remove the pension costs related to ministry employees because, commencing in 2003-04, the cost to the Province of all pension benefits earned by employees is reflected in the Estimates for Management Board Secretariat
2. (0.1) adjustment to remove the pension costs related to ministry employees because, commencing in 2003-04, the cost to the Province of all pension benefits earned by employees is reflected in the Estimates for Management Board Secretariat
3. (0.4) adjustment to remove the pension costs related to ministry employees because, commencing in 2003-04, the cost to the Province of all pension benefits earned by employees is reflected in the Estimates for Management Board Secretariat
4. (0.3) adjustment to remove the pension costs related to ministry employees because, commencing in 2003-04, the cost to the Province of all pension benefits earned by employees is reflected in the Estimates for Management Board Secretariat
5. (3.0) adjustment to remove the pension costs related to ministry employees because, commencing in 2003-04, the cost to the Province of all pension benefits earned by employees is reflected in the Estimates for Management Board Secretariat
6. (1.0) adjustment to remove the pension costs related to ministry employees because, commencing in 2003-04, the cost to the Province of all pension benefits earned by employees is reflected in the Estimates for Management Board Secretariat
(5.2) << Total Adjustments