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Canada

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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 $10.80 - $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.