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The Government of Canada offers a variety of programs and services to help businesses and employers.
- Canada Small Business Financing Program - makes it easier for small businesses to get loans from financial institutions by sharing the risk with lenders
- Service Canada Services for Employers - information and resources on Employment Insurance and related programs
- Apprenticeship Grants - programs to make a career in the trades a more attractive choice and encourage more apprentices to complete their training
- Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit (AJCTC) - a non-refundable tax credit equal to 10% of the eligible salaries and wages payable to eligible apprentices, up to $2,000 per year
- Canada Pension Plan (CPP) - information and fact sheets on CPP eligibility, benefits, payments, and deductions
- Canada Revenue Agency for Business - access to My Business Account; forms and information on payroll tax, GST/HST, excise tax, and corporate income tax; important filing dates
- Training and Employment Initiatives - information on employment programs offered by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
- Employment Insurance Information for Employers - frequently asked questions and other information for employers on Employment Insurance programs
- Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) - help for hiring foreign workers on a temporary basis to fill immediate skills and labour shortages
- Wage Earner Protection Program (WEPP) - a program to reimburse workers for unpaid wages, vacation pay, severance pay and termination pay owed when their employer goes out of business
- Work-Sharing - an adjustment program to help employers and employees avoid temporary layoffs when there is a reduction in the normal level of business activity that is beyond the control of the employer
Information on Federal Employment Standards is available through the Labour Program at Employment and Social Development Canada. The Federal Employment Standards apply to all federally regulated businesses and industries.
Businesses that are not federally regulated are governed by the employment standards of their province of operation. Provincial employment standards are regulated by the respective provincial or territorial ministries of labour as follows:
- Newfoundland and Labrador - Labour Relations Agency
- Prince Edward Island - Department of Environment, Labour and Justice
- Nova Scotia - Department of Labour and Advanced Education
- New Brunswick - Ministry of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour
- Québec - Commission des normes du travail
- Ontario - Ministry of Labour
- Manitoba - Manitoba Labour and Immigration
- Saskatchewan - Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety
- Alberta - Ministry of Employment and Immigration
- British Columbia - Ministry of Labour
- Yukon - Department of Community Services
- Northwest Territories - Department of Education, Culture and Employment
- Nunavut - Labour Standards Board, Department of Justice
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) provides free resources and information related to the acts and regulations on occupational safety and health (OSH) and workers' compensation in all Canadian jurisdictions.
Health Canada provides free information and resources on Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 is the authoritative resource on occupational information in Canada providing a standard taxonomy and framework for dialogue on Labour Market Information. It gathers more than 30,000 occupational titles into 500 Unit Groups, organized according to skill levels and skill types.