Canada

Currency
Canadian dollar (CAD)
Payroll Frequency
Monthly
Employer Taxes
7.66% (except in Quebec)

About 

Canada

Located in North America, Canada is the world's second-largest country by area. It is a highly developed country with the ninth-biggest economy in the world, mainly as a consequence of its abundant natural resources.

Overview

Population
38,246,108
Language
English, French
Capital
Ottawa
Currency
Canadian dollar (CAD)
Country code
+1
Min wage
10.45–13 CAD per hour
Working hours
8 hours per day
Weekdays
Monday to Friday
Work hours per week
Varies between provinces/territories

Payroll

Cycle

Varies by province/territory

Avg employer tax

7.66% (except in Quebec)

Taxation

Tax breakdown - Employer
  • National pension – 5.45%
  • Employment insurance – 2.21%
VAT

5%

Holidays / PTO

Public holidays in 2024
  • 1 Jan: New Year's Day        
  • 15 Apr: Good Friday        
  • 1 Jul: Canada Day        
  • 5 Sep: Labor Day        
  • 25 Dec: Christmas Day
Sick days

Employees in federally regulated workplaces are entitled to 17 weeks' medical leave. Otherwise, sick leave arrangements vary between provinces/territories.

Maternity leave

Employees in federally regulated workplaces who are pregnant or breastfeeding are entitled to leave from the start of their pregnancy until the end of the 24th week following birth. Otherwise, maternity leave arrangements in Canada vary between the different provinces and territories.

Paternity leave

Paternity leave in Canada (except Quebec) falls under parental leave, which amounts to 40 weeks, five of which are specifically set aside for fathers. All fathers are eligible provided they have worked at least 600 hours within the previous year.

Termination

Termination Process

Termination processes in Canada are generally standard and based on the list of termination reasons given in the General Labor Law (unless the employer can make a successful case for dismissal without notice on account of misconduct). There are some variations in termination processes between different provinces/territories.

Notice Period

Required notice periods vary between the provinces/territories but are normally set out in the employment contract.

Severance Pay

Severance pay arrangements vary between provinces/territories.

Probation Period

Probation periods are generally for a minimum of three months.

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Employer cost
Total monthly cost of employment
GBP 9,633
Gross monthly salary costs
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes and contributions
GBP 8,334
Employee cost
Net monthly salary
GBP 5,137
Gross monthly salary
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes & social security
GBP 8,334
Employer cost
Total yearly cost of employment
GBP 9,633
Gross yearly salary costs
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes and contributions
GBP 8,334
Employee cost
Net yearly salary
GBP 5,137
Gross yearly salary
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes & social security
GBP 8,334
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Canada

Currency
Canadian dollar (CAD)
Payroll Frequency
Monthly
Employer Taxes
7.66% (except in Quebec)

About 

Canada

Located in North America, Canada is the world's second-largest country by area. It is a highly developed country with the ninth-biggest economy in the world, mainly as a consequence of its abundant natural resources.

Overview

Population
38,246,108
Language
English, French
Capital
Ottawa
Currency
Canadian dollar (CAD)
Country code
+1
Min wage
10.45–13 CAD per hour
Working hours
8 hours per day
Weekdays
Monday to Friday
Work hours per week
Varies between provinces/territories

Payroll

Cycle

Varies by province/territory

Avg employer tax

7.66% (except in Quebec)

Taxation

Tax breakdown - Employer
  • National pension – 5.45%
  • Employment insurance – 2.21%
VAT

5%

Holidays / PTO

Public holidays
  • 1 Jan: New Year's Day        
  • 15 Apr: Good Friday        
  • 1 Jul: Canada Day        
  • 5 Sep: Labor Day        
  • 25 Dec: Christmas Day
Sick days

Employees in federally regulated workplaces are entitled to 17 weeks' medical leave. Otherwise, sick leave arrangements vary between provinces/territories.

Maternity leave

Employees in federally regulated workplaces who are pregnant or breastfeeding are entitled to leave from the start of their pregnancy until the end of the 24th week following birth. Otherwise, maternity leave arrangements in Canada vary between the different provinces and territories.

Paternity leave

Paternity leave in Canada (except Quebec) falls under parental leave, which amounts to 40 weeks, five of which are specifically set aside for fathers. All fathers are eligible provided they have worked at least 600 hours within the previous year.

Termination

Termination Process

Termination processes in Canada are generally standard and based on the list of termination reasons given in the General Labor Law (unless the employer can make a successful case for dismissal without notice on account of misconduct). There are some variations in termination processes between different provinces/territories.

Notice Period

Required notice periods vary between the provinces/territories but are normally set out in the employment contract.

Severance Pay

Severance pay arrangements vary between provinces/territories.

Probation Period

Probation periods are generally for a minimum of three months.

Tax Calculation

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Top Countries
Employer cost
Total monthly cost of employment
GBP 9,633
Gross monthly salary costs
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes and contributions
GBP 8,334
Employee cost
Net monthly salary
GBP 5,137
Gross monthly salary
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes & social security
GBP 8,334
Employer cost
Total yearly cost of employment
GBP 9,633
Gross yearly salary costs
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes and contributions
GBP 8,334
Employee cost
Net yearly salary
GBP 5,137
Gross yearly salary
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes & social security
GBP 8,334
Request a detailed quotation