Labour Mobility

If you work in a regulated profession or a skilled trade, you may soon be able to move anywhere in Canada to find work without more training or testing. If you’re an employer, you would have a broader pool of qualified candidates and enjoy a simpler process for hiring workers from other parts of Canada.

Ontario has passed legislation to support full labour mobility for more professional and skilled workers across Canada who want to work in Ontario. Full labour mobility will help meet changing labour market needs in the future and support the right of all Canadians to live and work where they want in Canada.

The legislation supports a commitment made by all Canadian premiers to get rid of many of the rules that prevent workers from moving easily between provinces to work.

The Labour Mobility chapter of the Agreement on Internal Trade allows each province or territory to approve exceptions and maintain additional certification requirements for workers in specific occupations. You can learn more about the five exceptions approved in Ontario in this section.