Part I of the Act applies to all provincial and provincially-funded* public sector organizations in Ontario, and to provincially regulated** private sector*** organizations with 10 or more employees.
Part II of the Act applies to companies that had:
100+ employees on January 1, 1988
10-99 employees on January 1, 1988 and posted a pay equity plan by December 31, 1993
Part II of the Act applies to public sector organizations that:
Had one or more employees on January 1, 1988
Had no employees on January 1, 1988 but had at least one employee by July 1, 1993
- School boards
- Universities and colleges of applied arts and technology
- Hospitals and health boards
- The Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Legislature, and all Offices of the Legislature
- Additional bodies listed in the Schedule to the Act
**Ontario regulates all industries that are not regulated by the federal government. Click here to access the list of federally regulated workplaces.
***The Pay Equity Act considers the “private sector” to include the not-for-profit sector.