HR Compliance Calendar: Upcoming deadlines, regulatory changes and enforcement events you need to prepare for







Date Jurisdiction Deadline/Regulatory Change/Event
Sept. 1 Saskatchewan New Limited Liability Pensions plans regulations take effect
Sept. 15 Ontario New administrative penalties regulations for pensions violations take effect
Sept. 15 New Brunswick Ticketing for indoor smoking violations begins
Sept. 18 Nova Scotia Accessibility Act officially takes effect
Oct. 1 All jurisdictions Federal WHMIS compliance inspections begin (and continue thru Dec. 31)
Oct. 1 Ontario Deadline to provide vertical fall hazards training at construction sites to experienced workers, i.e., those that completed fall protection training before April 1, 2015
Oct. 1 Ontario MOL Fall Protection Blitz begins
Oct. 1 Ontario MOL Ladder Safety Blitz begins
Oct. 1 Ontario Regional ESA enforcement initiatives targeting independent grocery stores and professional services begin
Oct. 1 Ontario General minimum wage goes up to $11.60; increases to minimum wages for students, liquor servers, hunting & fishing guides, and homeworkers take effect
Oct. 1 Alberta Minimum wage goes up to $13.60
Oct. 1 Manitoba Minimum wage goes up to $11.15
Oct. 1 Manitoba Deadline to extend indoor smoking bans to e cigarettes
Oct. 1 Saskatchewan Minimum wage goes up to $10.96
Oct. 1 Newfoundland Minimum wage goes up to $11.00
Oct. 2 Nunavut Inuit language proficiency incentives for public service employees take effect
Oct. 15 New Brunswick All pensions filings must be submitted electronically on FCNB online portal
Oct. 16 Alberta Deadline to comment on MOL discussion paper reviewing current OHS laws and how they should be changed
Nov. 1 Ontario Regional ESA enforcement initiatives targeting seasonal businesses begin
Nov. 10 Nova Scotia Deadline to comment on proposed changes to DB pension plan funding rules
Nov. 17 BC Deadline to
Dec. 31 Québec Deadline to offer employees access to voluntary retirement savings plan for employers with at least:

Ø  5 eligible employees on Dec. 31, 2016; and

Ø  10 or more eligible employees on June 30, 2017

Dec. 31 Manitoba Deadline for government to complete 5-year OHS law review
Jan. 1 Alberta ESC changes  under Bill 17: The Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act, take effect
Jan. 1 Ontario Expected effective date of most ESA and Labour Law changes under Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017



Date Jurisdiction(s) Holiday
Oct. 9 All except NB, NL, NS, PE, QC Thanksgiving Day
Nov. 11 All except ON, QC and MB Remembrance Day
Dec. 25 All Christmas Day
Dec. 26 Federal, Ontario Boxing Day