Country Payroll Guide Canada – Yukon

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Key Facts

Capital
Whitehorse
Date format
yyyy/mm/dd
Currency
Canadian Dollar (CAD)
VAT
the standard rate is 5%

Contributions

Employers

National Pension
National Pension - 5.45%
Employment Insurance
Employment Insurance - 2.21%
Total Employment Cost
Total Employment Cost - 7.66%

Employees

National Pension
National Pension - 5.45%
Employment Insurance
Employment Insurance - 1.58%
Total Employee Cost
Total Employee Cost - 7.03%

Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage
The minimum wage in Yukon is 15.20 CAD per hour.

Payroll

Payroll Cycle
Bi-Weekly, Monthly
13th Salary

There are no provisions in the law regarding 13th salaries.

Income Tax

Employee Income Tax (1)
Up to 49,020 CAD - 6.4%
Employee Income Tax (2)
49,020 - 98,040 CAD - 9%
Employee Income Tax (3)
98,040 - 151,978 CAD - 10.9%
Employee Income Tax (4)
151,978 - 500,000 CAD - 12.8%
Employee Income Tax (5)
Over 500,000 CAD - 15%

Working Hours

General Working Hours

40 hours per week.

Overtime

Overtime must be paid at least 150% of the employee’s regular wage.

Leave

Paid Time Off

Employees are entitled to a minimum of 2 consecutive weeks of vacation leave after the first year of employment.

Public Holidays

7 public holidays.

Sick Days

Employees are entitled to 10 days of sick leave each year.

Maternity Leave

Once an employee has completed 1 year of employment, they are entitled to 17 weeks of unpaid maternity leave in the event of a pregnancy.

Paternity Leave

Entitlements for employees’ paternity leave are contained in collective agreements.

Parental Leave

37 weeks of unpaid parental leave, once the employee has provided at least 4 weeks written notice.

Other Leave

Compassionate Leave: 8 weeks of unpaid leave in the event of serious illness or death of an immediate family member.

Death or disappearance leave: Up to 52 weeks if they are a parent of a child who has disappeared as a result of a crime. Up to 104 weeks if the child has died as a result of a crime.

Termination

Termination Process

The employer must provide reasonable cause for the termination of an employee. A warning must be given to an employee in the case of poor performance, before dismissal.

Employees must provide the employer with written notice in the event of them leaving. Fixed-term contracts may not be terminated by law.

Notice Period

The following notice periods are required:

  • Less than 6 months = None
  • Between 6 months and 1 year = 1 week
  • Between 1 year and 3 years = 2 weeks
  • More than three years = For every year after 3 years an additional week is required up to 8 weeks in total
Severance Pay

Severance payment is not required if the employer has provided the proper notice.

Probation Period

6 months.

Visa

Employment Visa

Canada has two main types of work permits — open work permit and employer-specific work permit.

The country’s Immigration Office issues open work permits to any immigrant who wants to work for an employer for a fixed amount of time.

Employer-specific permits allow people to work for only one specific employer in a certain location.