Whether your client is negotiating a contract for a new position or has been let go from their job, it is crucial that they understand their rights as workers in Canada. Here are some websites you can share to help keep them informed – and to boost your own knowledge.
The Canadian government’s federal labour standards page outlines key standards laid out in the Canada Labour Code. This includes information on hours of work, leave, termination, sexual harassment and wages. You can also access other resources such as the vacation pay calculator.
The government also has a page called “Understand your rights as a foreign worker.” It covers topic such as farm workers’ rights, what to do if you are hurt at work and what to do if you lose your job.
This website highlights issues and research in the labour movement, covering topics such as health and safety, economic policy, human rights and more. It also has an events listing of labour education opportunities.
This website compares basic labour information for each province and territory, such as minimum wage, overtime regulations and compassionate care leave. Produced by IPM Management Training and Development Corporation, it also includes articles and resources for workplace professionals.
Find province/territory specific information here: Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland, Nunavut, Yukon, Northwest Territories.
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