ON internship exemptions extended to career colleges under Bill 148

December 4, 2017

The passing of Bill 148: Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 entails a “significant victory for Ontario’s career colleges,” writes Career Colleges Ontario CEO Sharon Maloney. New changes to the bill have ensured that interns from career colleges will no longer be required to be considered employees for the purpose of the province’s Employment Standards Act.  “Extending the internship exemption to career college students has been a key issue in our advocacy efforts for a long time,” writes Maloney, adding that “with this arbitrary barrier to student success corrected, we have made a great stride closer to our goal of a fair and level playing field for our sector and its students.” Career Colleges Ontario