Workforce and SOS Unpaid Training Class Action

Monkhouse Law commenced a proposed class action seeking to represent current and former employees who worked for Workforce Inc. and/or SOS (Sudbury) Inc. (the “Defendants”) who are allegedly owed compensation as a result of receiving unpaid training by, or on behalf of, the Defendants or others. The Defendants have denied all the plaintiff’s allegations.

Without admission of liability the settlement provides that the Defendants will pay an all-inclusive sum of $650,000 to settle the class members’ claims and also to pay legal fees and honorarium to the representative plaintiff. The settlement was approved by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on March 9, 2023.

The Statement of Claim was issued on September 29, 2021.

The settlement agreement and signed order approving the settlement dated March 9, 2023 are available here.

The short form notice of settlement approved is here.
The long form notice of settlement approved is here.
The claim form is available here.

The endorsement for settlement approval is here.


The administrator, Workforce, has advised that the payments under the settlement agreement have been made by cheque and wire transfer as applicable. No further claims can be made.

UPDATE – October 17, 2023

The payment notification letters have been sent out by email on October 16, 2023 to all those who have filed valid claims. 

UPDATE – August 11, 2023

On August 10, 2023 the Notification Letters were sent out to all those who filed valid claims. The Notification Letters set out the claim amount and the actual pay-out will be a proportion of that amount depending on how many people applied and their respective claim amounts.

Claimants have 30 days to appeal the determinations in the notification letter by filling out the form provided.

Once all appeals are resolved a Payment Notification letter will be sent setting out the pay out for each person who has filed a valid claim.

Workforce, the claim administrator, will make payment within 30 days of when all Payment Notifications are sent out. Payment will be made as indicated in the claim form.


You may be entitled to compensation under the Proposed Settlement if you fall within the following definition:

All non-salaried employees of Workforce Inc. or SOS (Sudbury) Inc. from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2022 who received unpaid training from or at the direction of the Defendants. (“Class Members”)

To make a claim claimants must:

  1. Fill out the claim form available here
  2. Provide id and banking information
  3. All documents should be emailed to by June 10, 2023.

The provision of supporting documents to prove your tenure with Workforce is optional, Class Counsel and the Defendant will consult the records of Workforce to determine when claimants worked for the defendants and what their position was.

To request more information regarding this class action, contact or