Hire employees in

Canada

. Hassle-free.

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in

Canada

. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

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Hire employees in

Canada


without setting up an entity

Usually, to hire in

Canada

, your business needs to set up an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary and an account with a local bank. This, plus navigating regional payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months.

Canada

also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to penalties. Deel lets you can hire employees in

Canada

quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.

We partner with local lawyers to ensure you’re compliant

With labor law experts in 150 countries, you can pick from a library of localized contracts to legally onboard your international team in minutes.

Give your team a great local experience

Deel allows you to legally hire and provide benefits for employees in

Canada

within minutes.
All in one manageable online dashboard.

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Quick Overview

Currency: Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Capital: Ottawa

Official language: English and French

Payroll Cycle: Twice a month

Statutory Holidays

Paid Time Off

In Canada, employees are entitled to paid holidays based on the length of their labor relationship:

  • Less than 1 year of employment - No entitlement unless stated otherwise in the employment contract.
  • 1-5 years of employment - 2 weeks paid leave
  • 5+ years of employment - 3 weeks paid leave
  • 10+ years of employment - 4 weeks paid leave

Employees must take their earned vacation within the 12 months in which they accrued it.

Public Holidays

  • New Year's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Victoria day
  • Canada Day
  • Labour Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Remembrance Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

Additional regional holidays may also apply.

General Taxation

Individual Income Tax Rates

The individual income tax depends on many variables, such as marital status, level of income, etc. The average ranges from 15% to 33%.

Employer Tax

Depends on the Province, Approx. 10% of employee salary

Additional information

Employment Contract Details

Employment contracts must be in writing in English, and in French in Quebec

Minimum Wage Requirements

General minimum wage is CAD 15.00 per hour, or CAD 13.00 for students and employees under the age of 18.

Probation Period

Depending on the Province, the maximum probation period is 3 months.

Parental Leave

Employment Insurance parental benefits are offered to parents who are caring for a newborn or newly adopted child or children. There are two options available for receiving parental benefits: standard or extended.

  • Standard parental benefits can be paid for a maximum of 35 weeks and must be claimed within a 52-week period (12 months) after the week the child was born or placed for the purpose of adoption. The two parents can share these 35 weeks of standard parental benefits.
  • Extended parental benefits can be paid for a maximum of 61 weeks and must be claimed within a 78-week period (18 months) after the week the child was born or placed for the purpose of adoption. Parents can share these 61 weeks of extended parental benefits.

Sick Leave

Entitlements to sick leave vary by province but generally employers are not obliged to pay for these absences. Employees in most jurisdictions will have the statutorily protected right to a certain number of days unpaid sick leave. Many employers do however provide paid sick leave.

Termination requirements for employees in

Canada

Termination without cause is permissible in most jurisdictions, provided that proper notice of termination or payment in lieu is provided.

Any not taken holidays must be paid out upon termination.

Notice Period

In Canada, the minimum required notice period is 2 weeks' written notice.

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