Employment Standards

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


Calling employers: Employment Standards is presenting an employer focused seminar at The World Trade Centre on September 24, 2019. To learn more and register, click here.

**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.

**Please do not submit the Certification of Completion to Employment Standards when you are hiring a young person. These certificates must kept as part of an employer's records.**

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.

For more information about Domestic Violence Leave click here.

Minimum Wage 

Minimum wage is $11.35 per hour as of October 1, 2018.  Minimum wage will be $11.65 per our as of October 1, 2019.

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.