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 opt-out form is available here. Those who do not wish to be covered by the settlement can fill out the opt-out form by May 10, 2023. Those who opt-out cannot claim under the settlement.


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 the when claimants worked for the defendants and what their position was.

To request more information regarding this class action, contact or