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Canada

Overview

CURRENCY
$ Canadian Dollar (CAD)
WORKING HOURS
37.5 - 40 hours per week (average)
PUBLIC/BANK HOLIDAYS
9 days per year
CAPITAL
Ottawa
LANGUAGE
English & French
REMOTE WORKERS
4.7 Million
MINIMUM HOURLY SALARY
CAD $11.81 - $16.00 depending on province / territory
TAX YEAR
1st Jan - 31st Dec
DATE FORMAT
MM / DD / YYYY and YYYY / MM / DD in Quebec
MISCLASSIFICATION PENALTIES
Penalties for misclassification trigger a variety of statutory rights and benefits, such as minimum wage, overtime, paid vacation, pension and employment insurance contribution. Moreover, the back payments also include an interest of either 10% or 20%, depending on the severity and number of cases.
FUN FACT
Canada is ranked as the most educated country in the world—more than 50% of the population has a post-secondary education.
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21 September, 2022,
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