Overview

Capital
Quebec City
Currency
Canadian Dollar
Date Format
yyyy-mm-dd

Taxes

Employer
4% - Vacation Pay
0.74% - Parental Insurance
5.55% - Pension Contributions
1.25% - Employee Insurance
Employee
5.50% - Pension Contributions
0.00% - Up to 15,012
15.00% - 15,012.01 - 43,790
20.00% - 43,790 - 87,575
24.00% - 887,575 - 106,555
25.75% - 106,555 and up

Minimum Wage

General
General rate is $12.00 CAD hourly.

Working Hours

General
Full time work is considered 40 hours weekly and 8 hours daily.
Overtime
Overtime is allowed up to 60 hours weekly which must be agreed to in writing in advance. Employers are required to provide at least 11 consecutive hours of rest and 24 consecutive non working hours weekly. Overtiem pay is paid for every hour after 44 hours weekly at a rate of at least 1.5 times regular wage rate.

VAT

General
15% standard rate.

Payment

Payroll Frequency
Salaries are paid bi weekly, bi-monthly or monthly. The paydays are decided between the employee and employer.

Mandatory Benefits

Pension Fund
Employers are required to contribute a total of 13.63% of workers wages to vacation pay, workers compensation, pension and other contributions. The minimum annual earnings used to calculate contributions are C$3,500. The maximum annual earnings used to calculate contributions are C$48,300. Earnings limit adjustment: Adjusted annually according to increases in the average industrial wage.
Social Security
Notice period is dependent on length of employment. Employees of under 3 months dont require notice. From 3 months to 1 year, 1 week notice. From 1 year to less than 3 years, 2 weeks’ notice. 3 years to less than 4 years, 3 weeks’ notice. From 4 to 5 years, 4 weeks’ notice, and 1 week of additional notice time until 8 years in the company. From 8 years and on, 8 weeks only. Termination Pay can be made in lieu of either partial or full notice.

Termination

Termination Process
Notice period is dependent on length of employment. Employees of under 3 months dont require notice. From 3 months to 1 year, 1 week notice. From 1 year to less than 3 years, 2 weeks’ notice. 3 years to less than 4 years, 3 weeks’ notice. From 4 to 5 years, 4 weeks’ notice, and 1 week of additional notice time until 8 years in the company. From 8 years and on, 8 weeks only. Termination Pay can be made in lieu of either partial or full notice.
Advance Notice
Advance notice is one month.
Severance Pay
Employees are entitled to one week of severance pay for each year spent in the company, up to 26 weeks pay.
Termination Pay
If worker does not receive adequet notice of their termination (as descriped abobe), they are entitled to termination payment equal to payment worker would have otherwise been entitled to during notice period.