Work in Canada: Tips & facts
So, you’re excited about finding work in Canada? Here are some important facts to guide you.
Laws that protect workers
Federal and provincial laws protect workers and employers in Canada by setting:
- Minimum wage levels
- Health and safety standards
- Hours of work
- Annual paid vacation
- Rules for maternity and paternity leave
Canadian laws also protect workers from discrimination based on race, religion, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation and disability.
Workers in Canada must be paid no less than the minimum wage as stated by the provincial government. Each province sets its own minimum wage laws.
Your employer will legally deduct money from your wages for income tax, Canada Pension Plan, Employment Insurance and, in some cases, taxable benefits and union dues.
Learn more about labour standards in Canada.
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