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Workplace Standards Changes due to COVID-19

The recent pandemic has led to many temporary laws being passed which provide assistance in this time of crisis, particularly regarding special leave for employees impacted by COVID-19.

These laws change rapidly as more information becomes available and public health officials make new recommendations, and are different in each jurisdiction. Please consult the appropriate government sources for up-to-date information on this issue.

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 $13.46/hour
Hours of Work
& Overtime
Overtime after 8 hours/day or 40 hours/week
Max 10 hours/day and 60 hours/week
Maximum 6 days/week
4 hours call-in
Paid Statutory Holidays 10 days
New Year's Day
Good Friday
Victoria Day
National Aboriginal Day
Canada Day
First Monday in August
Labour Day
Thanksgiving Day
Remembrance Day
Christmas Day
Vacation 2 weeks after 1 year
3 weeks after 6 years
Compassionate Care Leave 3 days unpaid bereavement leave, up to 7 days depending on location
5 days/year unpaid sick leave
17 weeks/year compassionate care leave
17 weeks unpaid to care for a critically ill adult, 37 weeks for a child
10 days (5 paid, 5 unpaid) domestic violence leave with no notice, plus an additional 15 weeks unpaid with notice
Pregnancy &
Parental Leave
Available after 12 months employment
17 weeks unpaid maternity leave
61 weeks unpaid parental leave, plus an additional 8 weeks for a second parent
of Employment
2 weeks after 90 days
3 weeks after 3 years
4 weeks after 4 years
5 weeks after 5 years
6 weeks after 6 years
7 weeks after 7 years
8 weeks after 8 years

British Columbia
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
Northwest Territories
Prince Edward Island
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