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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 $14.00/hour
Hours of Work
& Overtime
Overtime after 44 hours/week
Maximum 6 days and 48 hours/week, 60 hours with a permit
3 hours call-in
Minimum 11 hours between shifts
Maximum 8 hours/day OR regular established workday
Paid Statutory Holidays 9 days
New Year's Day
Family Day
Good Friday
Victoria Day
Canada Day
Labour Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
Boxing Day
Vacation 2 weeks after 1 year
3 weeks after 5 years
Compassionate Care Leave 8 weeks/year unpaid family responsibility leave with a certificate
28 weeks compassionate care leave within 52 weeks
37 weeks unpaid critical illness leave to care for a child, 17 weeks unpaid to care for an adult
2 days/year unpaid bereavement leave
3 days/year sick leave
10 days domestic violence leave (5 paid, 5 unpaid) plus 15 weeks/year
13 weeks organ donor leave
Pregnancy &
Parental Leave
17 weeks unpaid maternity leave
63 weeks parental leave or 61 weeks for a mother who takes maternity leave
of Employment
1 week after 3 months
2 weeks after 1 year
3 weeks after 3 years
one additional week per additional year up to 8 weeks
Plus potential severance pay after 5 years

British Columbia
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
Northwest Territories
Prince Edward Island
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