Although the epidemic continues, work must continue. Recently, an organization published a survey of the most popular overseas work countries among professionals and was crowned the champion for the first time. The analysis pointed out that the main reason is that Canada has better epidemic prevention measures and a more open culture, which attracts highly educated people to work locally.

 

Before Working in Canada, the Rights You Need to Know 

In order to protect workers, Canadian labour laws set minimum wages for overtime and holiday allowances. Each province has legislated a minimum salary standard, but the salary level of each province will be slightly different. According to the latest information released by the Canadian government in June 2021, the minimum wage rate for experienced adult workers is between CAD 11.45 and 16.00. In addition, there are special regulations for young workers and special occupations.

  • Popular jobs in Canada
  • Administrative Assistant
  • customer service
  • Sales Assistant
  • Retail clerk
  • Accounting Clerk
  • project manager
  • Registered nurse
  • Electrical engineer
  • software developer
  • IT technical support staff
  • buyer

 

Reasonable Working Hours and Overtime

In most provinces of Canada, if the weekly working hours exceed a certain number of hours, you are entitled to overtime pay 1.5 times your hourly wage. The details depend on the regulations of each province. The threshold in British Columbia is 40 hours, and the threshold in Alberta and Ontario is 44 hours. For companies regulated by federal regulations, the number of hours is 8 hours a day and 40 hours a week.

 

2021 Manual Ranking of Canadian Provinces

Jurisdiction

Effective Date (Latest)

Wage Rate (CAD)

Alberta

01-Oct-2018

$15.00

British Columbia

01-Jun-2021

$15.20

Manitoba Manitoba

01-Oct-2021

$11.95

New Brunswick

01-Apr-2021

$11.75

Newfoundland and Labrador

01-Apr-2021

$12.50

Northwest Territories

01-Sep-2021

$15.20

Nova Scotia

01-Apr-2021

$12.95

Nunavut Region Nunavut

01-Apr-2020

$16.00

Ontario

01-Oct-2021

$14.35

Prince Edward Island

01-Apr-2021

$13.00

Quebec

01-May-2021

$13.50

Saskatchewan

01-Oct-2021

$11.81

Yukon

01-Apr-2021

$13.85

*Update to 06/2021

*Source: Government of Canada

 

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Details of Canada’s lifeboat plan announced in June this year – Stream B: Canadian work experience

Applicants must have graduated in the 5 years before you apply with one of the following:

  • a diploma (not graduate or post-graduate) for a program of at least 2 years, or a degree (for example, an associate degree, a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree or a doctorate) from a post-secondary designated learning institution in Canada
  • a graduate or post-graduate diploma or certificate for a program of at least 1 year from a post-secondary designated learning institution in Canada
  • a foreign educational credential equivalent to one of the following:
    • a Canadian post-secondary diploma (not graduate or post-graduate) for a program of at least 2 years
    • a Canadian post-secondary degree
    • a Canadian graduate or post-graduate diploma or certificate for a program of at least 1 year
  • have worked in Canada for at least 12 months full time, or an equal amount of part-time hours in the 3 years before you apply.

 

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