What mandatory clauses must be included in a Canadian employment contract?

Given that written contracts are not required for employment in Canada, there are no strict mandatory clauses for employment contracts in Canada. However, most employers will furnish an employment contract with (at least) the following terms: 

  • Employer name 
  • Employment start date 
  • Agreed work hours  
  • Where the work will be performed 
  • Employee’s direct supervisor 
  • Agreed compensation and notice of termination 
  • Outline of the employee’s duties and responsibilities  
  • Probation period (if applicable) 
  • Non-disclosure agreements 
  • Non-competition clauses 
  • Termination notice period 

Your company may also wish to include additional information in the employment contract. If so, a PEO can facilitate those additions in compliance with Canadian labor law. 

If you have questions about employment contracts in Canada, please get in touch with our team today! 

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