The Pay Equity Office promotes gender economic equality by administering Ontario's Pay Equity Act.  The purpose of the Act is to eliminate pay inequity between women and men who perform work that is of comparable value to their organization. The Act applies to all public sector organizations in Ontario, and to private sector organizations with 10 or more employees.

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update:  The Pay Equity Office, located at 180 Dundas Street West in Toronto, Ontario is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, but we are still available to help. The PEO will continue to receive Applications, responses and any other submissions; however, please be advised that case processing may be delayed. General inquiries about pay equity may be made by e-mail or via telephone at 416-314-1896. Review Officers are available to respond to questions via email and/or telephone. Please continue to monitor our website for updated notices and visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.What you need to know to help you and your family stay healthy

Pay Equity vs. Employment Standards
Pay Equity vs. Employment Standards​

Are you sure your complaint is based on equal pay for work of equal value, or is it where men and women do the same work? This factsheet will show you the difference. 

​​​ E-Learning Modules
Gui​des and E-tools

​A Guide to determining your pay ​equity requirements. These modules will guide you on how to compare jobs and prepare your own pay equity plan. 

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