Hiring employees in Canada

Resource Type: Country Guides | Published Date: 1 February 2021

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Our team of international HR, payroll, compensation & benefits experts have compiled everything you need to know when employing in Canada so that you can meet your global expansion objectives.

The guide covers the provincial laws and specifically, those of the four major business centres in Canada, namely Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary.

For example, an employer seeking to bring a worker to Canada must first obtain a favourable Labour Market Opinion (LMO).

This guidance will enable you to manage the varying legislation within Canada, ensuring your processes are compliant.

The full contents of the detailed guide to employing staff in Canada are as follows: 

  • Employment of foreigners
  • Employment contracts
  • Probation
  • Remuneration
  • Working hours and time off
  • Leave
  • Social security coverage
  • Workers’ compensation insurance
  • Supplemental benefits
  • Termination of employment
  • Discrimination
  • Industrial relations
  • Data protection

This country guide is intended to be a summary of the major areas of employment law & HR practice and does not constitute legal or HR advice. The guidance was correct at the time of publishing and professional advice should always be sought as specific needs arise.

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