What are the mandatory benefits in Canada?

The Canadian social security system offers the following benefits, which are regulated by both the federal government and the province where individuals are employed: 


  • Retirement 
  • Unemployment 
  • Disability 
  • Healthcare  


Specific benefits and contribution rates vary significantly between each of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories. For example, public healthcare benefits are delivered by province. 


All Canadian and foreign employees require a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work in Canada and access government benefit programs. Foreign employees may apply for the SIN once they receive their work permit or study permit. 


If you have questions about providing benefits for employees in Canada, please get in touch with our team today! 

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