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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 $12.25/hour
$12.85/hour after 1 April 2020
Hours of Work
& Overtime
Overtime after 48 hours/week
3 hours call-in
Maximum 6 days/week
Paid Statutory Holidays 7 days
New Year's Day
Islander Day
Good Friday
Canada Day
Labour Day
Remembrance Day
Christmas Day
Vacation 2 weeks after 1 year
3 weeks after 8 years
Compassionate Care Leave 3 days (1 paid, 2 unpaid) bereavement leave for immediate family, 3 days unpaid for extended family
28 weeks unpaid compassionate care leave
3 days/year unpaid family responsibility leave after 6 months
37 weeks unpaid critical illness leave to care for a child
3 days/year unpaid sick leave after 6 months, plus 1 paid day after 5 years
10 days (3 paid, 7 unpaid) domestic violence leave
Pregnancy &
Parental Leave
Available after 20 weeks employment
17 weeks unpaid maternity leave
62 weeks unpaid parental leave
Combined cannot exceed 78 weeks
62 weeks unpaid adoption leave
Up to an additional 5 weeks if the child has a condition requiring additional parental care
of Employment
2 weeks after 6 months
4 weeks after 5 years
6 weeks after 10 years
8 weeks after 15 years

British Columbia
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
Northwest Territories
Prince Edward Island
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