Employment Standards

Employment Standards staff help employees and employers learn about their rights and responsibilities in the workplace.


Highlights

**Changes to Employment Standards**

Young Worker Readiness Certificate Course is now available for 13, 14 or 15 year olds to complete before they begin work.  This course replaces the requirement for a child employment permit.  To learn more, read the Young Worker factsheet or start the course.  Guide and workbook (5.4 MB) found here.

Averaging agreements are a new way for businesses to change their standards hours of work.  These agreements do not need Employment Standards approval.  To learn more about eligibility requirements and how to make an averaging agreement, go to our factsheet.

Temporary help agencies and employment agency businesses can now operate without a licence.  If you are an existing licence holder, you do not need to apply for renewal upon expiry.

Check out the new changes to Parental Leave and Leave related to Critical Illness.  These changes came into effect June 4, 2018.

 For more information about Domestic Violence Leave click here.


Minimum Wage 

Minimum wage is $11.35 per hour as of October 1, 2018.

Security Guard Minimum Wage: The minimum wage will remain $12.50 per hour. 

Construction minimum wage rates for the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) and Heavy sectors are contained in the Regulations to The Construction Industry Wages Act.