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The Ministry's key activities are: Occupational Health and Safety Enforcement and Prevention, Employment Rights and Responsibilities and Labour Relations. In this context, the Ministry provides advice and information to the government on labour and workplace issues; establishes and implements a provincial occupational health and safety strategy to ensure the alignment of health and safety activities across all system partners; designates, funds and maintains oversight over Health and Safety Associations; establishes standards for training programs, training providers, as well as training and other requirements for certification of joint health and safety committee members; develops policies; sets and enforces standards and legislation; carries out investigations; 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 PROGRAM SUMMARY
($)
VOTE PROGRAM

Estimates
2012-13

Estimates
2011-12

Difference
Between
2012-13
and
2011-12

Actual
2010-11

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1601   Ministry Administration Program 23,068,600 22,681,100 387,500 22,124,201
1602   Pay Equity Commission Program 4,217,000 4,326,100 (109,100) 3,582,623
1603   Labour Relations Program 24,157,000 22,936,800 1,220,200 21,923,065
1604   Occupational Health and Safety Program 197,778,900 86,353,600 111,425,300 85,166,702
1605   Employment Rights and Responsibilities Program 33,452,400 38,221,600 (4,769,200) 39,031,685
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 282,673,900 174,519,200 108,154,700 171,828,276
Statutory Appropriations 81,187 65,014 16,173 66,291
  Ministry Total Operating Expense 282,755,087 174,584,214 108,170,873 171,894,567
   Operating Expense Adjustment 16,310,000 15,747,900 562,100 15,099,641
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 299,065,087 190,332,114 108,732,973 186,994,208
           
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
1601   Ministry Administration Program 1,000 1,000 - -
1604   Occupational Health and Safety Program 595,000 1,000 594,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 596,000 2,000 594,000 -
Statutory Appropriations 2,000 448,500 (446,500) 34,752
  Ministry Total Capital Expense 598,000 450,500 147,500 34,752
           
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
1601   Ministry Administration Program 1,000 1,000 - -
1604   Occupational Health and Safety Program 1,000 4,611,400 (4,610,400) 2,217,178
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 2,000 4,612,400 (4,610,400) 2,217,178
  Ministry Total Capital Assets 2,000 4,612,400 (4,610,400) 2,217,178
           
  Ministry Total Operating and Capital Including Consolidation and Other Adjustments (not including Assets) 299,663,087 190,782,614 108,880,473 187,028,960