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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 Rate of provincial minimum where work is performed
Hours of Work
& Overtime
Overtime after 8 hours/day or 40 hours/week
Maximum of 48 hours/week
Paid Statutory Holidays 9 Days
New Year's Day
Good Friday
Victoria Day
Canada Day
Labour Day
Thanksgiving Day
Remembrance Day
Christmas Day
Boxing Day
Vacation 2 weeks after 1 year
3 weeks after 6 years
Compassionate Care Leave 17 weeks unpaid sick leave after 3 months with certificate
Work-related injury or illness equivalent to provinvial workers' compensation
28 weeks unpaid compassionate care leave
37 weeks unpaid for critical illness of a child, or 17 weeks unpaid for critical illness of an adult
3 days paid bereavement leave after 3 months employment, 3 days unpaid otherwise
Pregnancy &
Parental Leave
17 weeks maternal leave after 6 months
63 weeks parental leave after 6 months
Parents can share parental leave for up to 71 weeks combined, to a maximum of 86 weeks combined parental and maternity leave.
of Employment
2 weeks after 1 year
3 weeks after 6 years

British Columbia
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
Northwest Territories
Prince Edward Island
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