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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 $16.00/hour
Hours of Work
& Overtime
Overtime after 8 hours/day or 40 hours/week
Max 10 hours/day, 60 hours/week, and 6 days/week
Paid Statutory Holidays 9 days
New Year's Day
Good Friday
Victoria Day
Canada Day
The First Monday in August
Labour Day
Thanksgiving Day
Remembrance Day
Christmas Day
Vacation 2 weeks after 1 year
3 weeks after 5 years
Compassionate Care Leave 8 weeks unpaid compassionate care leave with certificate
Pregnancy &
Parental Leave
17 weeks maternity leave
37 weeks parental leave
Maximum of 52 weeks combined maternity and parental leave
of Employment
2 weeks after 90 days
3 weeks after 3 years
1 additional week per year to a maximum of 8 weeks

British Columbia
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
Northwest Territories
Prince Edward Island
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