Office Of The Employer Adviser
- Labour, Training and Skills Development
505 UNIVERSITY AVE, 20TH FLOOR
- (416) 327-0020; 1-800-387-0774
- (416) 327-0726
- WORKPLACE SAFETY AND INSURANCE ACT, S.O. 1997, C. 16, PART XIII, S. 176 (2) (opens a new window)
- Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.O 1990, Part VI, S. 50.1(2) (opens a new window)
The Office of the Employer Adviser (OEA) was created in 1985. The OEA's function is to provide the employer community, primarily employers with less than 100 workers, with representation, advice and education on workers' compensation issues before the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal primarily to employers with less than 100 workers. The OEA offers employers comprehensive advice services through its advice centre, and provides education through its website. OEA staff members are located throughout Ontario to provide direct, local service to employers.
As of April 1, 2012, the OEA also assists employers involved with reprisal allegations raised under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The OEA provides employers with legal advice and representation before the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB). The OEA also conducts online webinars and educational seminars to inform and educate employers about their rights and responsibilities.
The Chair is appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council and serves as the head of the agency.
There is no limitation in legislation.
- As Required
Appointees are remunerated according to Schedule A, Level 1 of the Agencies and Appointments Directive
Appointments & Vacancies
|1.||Chair (Part-Time)||JIM DIMANIS||
17-Jun-2021 - 16-Jun-2024