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Temporary Help Agency and Recruiter Licensing Deadline Extended

November 13, 2023 | Sherrard Kuzz LLP

As discussed in each of our June 27, 2023 briefing note and July 5, 2023 briefing note, a temporary help agency (“THA”) or recruiter operating in Ontario is required to have a licence to operate. Initially, the deadline to have a licence, or to have submitted a licence application, was January 1, 2024.

On November 10, 2023, the Ontario Government extended this deadline to July 1, 2024.   As such, effective July 1, 2024, a THA or recruiter in Ontario must have a licence, or have submitted a licence application, to operate.

Any application already submitted is not impacted by this change.  There is no requirement a temporary help agency or recruiter resubmit its application due to the extended deadline.

For more information about the new licensing regime and how it may impact your organization, contact your Sherrard Kuzz LLP lawyer or

The information contained in this briefing note is provided for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal or other professional advice, nor does accessing this information create a lawyer-client relationship. This briefing note is current as of November 13, 2023 and applies only to Ontario, Canada, or such other laws of Canada as expressly indicated.  Information about the law is checked for legal accuracy as at the date the presentation/article is prepared but may become outdated as laws or policies change.  For clarification or for legal or other professional assistance please contact Sherrard Kuzz LLP.


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