What are the contract signing requirements in Canada?

Given that formal employment contracts are not required in Canada, there are no standard procedures around contract signing. However, it is strongly advised to ensure contracts are fully documented in writing and signed by the employer and the employee.   

If you choose to use a written employment contract, the document should be signed by both the employer and the employee. The original copy remains with the employer, who should provide the employee with a photocopy of the contract immediately after signing. Your local PEO will maintain the contract in the employee’s file, along with all other employment data. 

If you have questions about onboarding procedures and best practices in Canada, please get in touch with our team today!

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