The Fair Wage Office administers the Fair Wage Policy that prohibits the City from doing business with contractors and suppliers who discriminate against their workers. The Office investigates complaints and takes enforcement action when it is determined that a contractor has failed to pay its workers the prescribed hourly wage rates, vacation and holiday pay and applicable amount for fringe benefits shown in the current fair wage schedule.
The City of Toronto requires that wages paid to workers on City contracts meet the requirements of the Fair Wage Policy, as applied by City contracts and labour trade contractual obligations in the construction industry as legislated by the province of Ontario. The policy covers five construction sectors:
The Fair Wage Policy is intended to: