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Global Employer of Record in Canada

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Willing to hire international employees in Canada? We’re here to help.

Send us project details here and we’ll be happy to employ your international workforce on your behalf in Canada quickly and cost-effectively.

Spotlight on Canada:

  • Location – a country in the northern part of North America
  • Capital – Ottawa.
  • Population – 35.151 million
  • Official language – English, French
  • Recognized minority languages – Chipewyan, Cree, English, French, Gwich’in, Inuinnaqtun, Inuktitut, Inuvialuktun
  • Government – Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy
  • Currency – Canadian Dollar
  • Dominant religion – Christianity
  • Labor force – 23.2 million people accounting for 65.7% population as of 2017
  • Exports – $585 billion (2018). Exportable goods: motor vehicles and parts, industrial machinery, aircraft, telecommunications equipment; chemicals, plastics, fertilizers; wood pulp, timber, crude petroleum, natural gas, electricity, aluminum.
  • Main export partners: USA, China, EU, Mexico, Japan.
  • Imports – $607 billion (2018). Import products: machinery and equipment, motor vehicles and parts, crude oil, chemicals, electricity, durable consumer goods
  • Main import partners: USA, China, EU, Mexico, Japan
  • Public holidays: New Year, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day.

Employment in Canada

Canada is a federal state comprised of ten provinces and three territories. Jurisdiction over labor and employment law matters is typically exercised by the provincial and territorial governments in relation to employers that operate within their borders. However, the federal government has jurisdiction over employers that are engaged in activities that are interprovincial in nature or operate in fields enumerated in the Canadian Constitution.

The provincial, territorial, and federal laws and standards that regulate the employment relationship protect every worker in Canada, including foreign nationals. For example, most foreign nationals working in Canada are entitled to the minimum standards set in employment standards legislation, which include a minimum wage, maximum hours of work, and rights to certain types of leave. Foreign nationals can also file complaints with the employment or labor standards authority in the province or territory where they are working.

Even foreign nationals without valid work permits are protected by most Canadian labor and employment laws. For example, a foreign national without a valid work permit will be covered by applicable human rights legislation. However, an undocumented foreign national is not eligible to participate in Canada’s Employment Insurance program.

  • Are you seeking to reinforce your existing team with the expertise of Canada-based international employees?
  • Have you already selected a candidate from Canada?
  • Do you want the prospect to work for you remotely from Canada?
  • Would you prefer to hire shortly and stay compliant with Canada legislation?

Our global employment solution is the way to go!

Like every other country, Canada has its own employment specifics. Abiding by the local employment law ensures 100% compliance.

By entrusting local tax and law subordination as well as workforce employment and management to an authority with extensive expertise, you safeguard professional handling of all things legal in Canada on behalf of your company.

Employer of Record solution in Canada

Employer of Record is an integrated solution designed to help you hire and manage your remote employees in Canada, which includes:

  • familiarizing with the country’s employment legislation
  • onboarding of employees
  • payrolling employees on a monthly basis in local currency/ies
  • arranging for business visa and work permit if you need to employ expatriate personnel in Canada.

Acumen Employer of Record can promptly employ the selected candidate (or multiple prospects) on your behalf in Canada. We become your trusted partner and guide you through local labor laws thus eliminating:

  • any and all employment risks
  • the need to go into legislative specifics and set everything up on your own
  • all local labor issues.

Handing all these compulsory global employment processes to experts will spare your precious business hours for more strategic task solving.

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