What is the standard work week in Canada?

The standard daily working hours in Canada are eight hours per day or 40 hours per week and not more than 44 hours per week. Employees may not work more than 48 hours per week without an agreement in writing by both the employer and the employee.  


Employees are entitled to at least one day of full rest per week, usually designated as a Sunday. Certain employee types are exempt from the federally-mandated standard working hours, such as those in the trucking or shipping industries and certain commission-based employees.  

If you have questions about wages and hours regulations in Canada, please get in touch with our team today! 

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