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The Board's Jurisdiction

It is important that you ensure that the application you intend to file with the Ontario Labour Relations Board is a matter that falls within the Board’s authority. The Board is mandated to handle a variety of different applications, under a number of different pieces of legislation.

The Board currently has responsibility under the following statutes:

Ambulance Services Collective Bargaining Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.10

Colleges Collective Bargaining Act, 2008, S.O. 1990, c.5

Crown Employees Collective Bargaining Act, 1993, S.O. 1993, c.38

Education Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.E.2

Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act (Live-In Caregivers and Others), 2009,S.O. 2009, c.32

Employment Standards Act, 2000, S.O. 2000, c.41

Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993, S.O. 1993, c.28

Environmental Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.E.19, which gives the Board jurisdiction under the following legislation:

   Environmental Assessment Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.E.18
   Environmental Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.E.19
   Ontario Water Resources Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.O.40
   Pesticides Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.11
   Fisheries Act, R.S.C. 1985, c.F-14
   Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002, S.O. 2002, c.32
   Toxics Reduction Act, 2009, S.O. 2009. c.19
   Nutrient Management Act, 2002, S.O. 2002, c.4

Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c.4

Hospital Labour Disputes Arbitration Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.H.14

Labour Relations Act, 1995, S.O. 1995, c.1

Local Health System Integration Act, 2006, S.O. 2006, c.4

Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, S.O. 2007, c.8

Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.O.1

Public Inquiries Act, 2009, S.O. 2009, c. 33, Schedule 6

Ontario Provincial Police Collective Bargaining Act, 2006, S.O. 2006 c. 35, Schedule B

Protecting Child Performers Act, 2015, S.O. 2015, c.2

Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006, S.O. 2006, c.35, Schedule A

Public Sector Dispute Resolution Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c.21, Schedule A

Public Sector Labour Relations Transition Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c.21, Schedule B

Retirement Homes Act, 2010, S.O. 2010, c.11

School Boards Collective Bargaining Act, 2014, S.O. 2014, c. 5

Smoke-Free Ontario Act, S.O. 1994, c.10

If you believe that your matter falls under one of these statutes, you may make an application to the Board.

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