Canada is the second-largest country in the world by land area, split into 10 provinces and three territories. With a GDP of nearly $2 trillion in 2020, Canada has a robust economy with workers in a variety of critical industries. Companies looking to hire remote workers in Canada will find plenty of talent in tech, finance, health, professional services, and a variety of other industries. Thanks to its abundant resources, Canada is also home to thriving businesses in agriculture, mining, forestry, and construction.
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Canada is renowned for its thriving tech talent ecosystem. The country boasts a robust community of highly skilled software developers, engineers, and IT professionals. Canadian universities are globally recognized for producing top-tier tech graduates, and cities like Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal have emerged as vibrant tech hubs, attracting both startups and established tech giants. Canada's welcoming immigration policies have further enriched its tech talent pool, drawing in professionals from around the world. Canadian tech talent is known for its diversity, innovation, and adaptability, contributing significantly to the country's position as a prominent player in the global tech industry.
Looking to hire employees in Canada? Companies hiring in Canada must either own a local legal entity or work with a global employment platform like Outstaffer that can legally provide employment services in the country.
Outstaffer makes it easy for companies of all sizes to employ workers in Canada using our employer of record solution. We can help employ your Australian team using our local Canadian entity, as well as handle your payroll, benefits, taxes, and local legal compliance.
Looking to employ workers in Australia? Companies hiring in Australia must either own a legal entity in the country or work with a global employment solutions provider, usually one that provides employer of record services.
Outstaffer makes it easy for companies of all sizes to employ workers in Australia using our employer of record solution. We can help employ your Australian team using our local Australian entity, as well as handle your payroll, benefits, taxes, and local legal compliance.
Canadian labor laws vary from one province to another, although the country does enforce some laws at the federal level. Employees in Canada enjoy protections against discrimination based on age, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, and race.
Although “Canadian work experience” is a common subject, employers should avoid asking employees about Canada-specific work history. Depending on the laws of the province, certain questions about Canadian work experience could be considered discriminatory. When interviewing candidates in Canada, limit questions to the duties and responsibilities of the role instead of focusing on where the candidate gained the experience.
Canada, like most countries, treats self-employed contractors differently than full-time employees. Misclassifying an employee, deliberately or by accident, could lead to fines and penalties.
Below are national public holidays applicable for all regions in this country.
Beyond providing your employees with all statutory benefits in Canada, Outstaffer can help you create a custom benefits package for your international team. A competitive benefits package may include perks such as:
Canadian laws encourage employers to work with employees who are underperforming instead of defaulting to termination. In cases where termination is unavoidable, though, employees in Canada retain a few protections. Canada does not practice at-will employment. Quebec has special protections in place regarding employee terminations for employees with more than two years of service.