Canada to introduce a new federal holiday

The Canadian government recently approved Bill C-5, which introduces a new federal holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to commemorate the victims and survivors of the indigenous residential schools. The new federal holiday will be observed on […]


Canada introduces major changes to the labor code

The Canadian government passed Bill C-86, the Budget Implementation Act of 2018, No. 2, which amends the Canadian Labor Code and the Employment Insurance Act. Bill C-86 creates pay equity legislation and introduces substantial changes to leave and termination policies. […]

Canada federal pay equity legislation enacted

Bill C-86 passed the Canadian Parliament on 3 December 2018, and is awaiting Royal Assent. The bill enacts the Pay Equity Act, which requires federal public and private sector employers that have 10 or more employees to establish and maintain a […]

Ontario passes Pay Transparency Act

On 6 December 2018, the Canadian government passed Bill 57. The bill postpones the implementation of Bill 203, the Ontario Pay Transparency Act, 2018, from 1 January 2019, to a later date to be named by the Lieutenant Governor. The […]