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Employment Standards
This summary is provided for comparison purposes. While the Institute of Professional Management endeavours to provide accurate information, you should consult your provincial labour ministry or legal counsel for the most up to date information.

Minimum Wage $11.05/hour inexperienced
$11.55/hour experienced
Hours of Work
& Overtime
Overtime after 48 hours/week
Max 6 days/week
3 hours call-in
Paid Statutory Holidays 6 days
New Year's Day
Nova Scotia Heritage Day
Good Friday
Canada Day
Labour Day
Christmas Day
Vacation 2 weeks after 1 year
3 weeks after 8 years
Compassionate Care Leave 28 weeks compassionate care leave over 52 weeks with a certificate
37 weeks unpaid critical illness leave to care for a child, 16 weeks unpaid to care for an adult
3 days/year unpaid sick leave
5 days unpaid bereavement leave
1 day Citizenship Ceremony leave
10 days (3 paid, 7 unpaid) domestic violence leave, plus 16 weeks unpaid
Pregnancy &
Parental Leave
16 weeks unpaid maternity leave
77 weeks unpaid parental
Pregnancy and Parental Leave combined may not exceed 77 months.
of Employment
1 week after 3 months
2 weeks after 2 years
4 weeks after 5 years
8 weeks after 10 years

British Columbia
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
Northwest Territories
Prince Edward Island
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