Employment Standards

Work safely and be treated fairly by being familiar with the employment standards that apply to you, your employer and your workplace.

The Basics:

Standards cover many aspects of working, such as:

  • Age to work;
  • Minimum wage;
  • Overtime;
  • Breaks;
  • Holidays;
  • Safety in the workplace;
  • Pay and benefits;
  • Protection from intimidation and harassment; and
  • How to file a complaint.

Some standards are set by the federal government, others are set by provincial and territorial governments.

Helpful Web Sites:

Familiarize yourself with the Employment Standards Legislation in Canada.

Find the employment standards that apply in your province or territory: