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With more than 1.2 million employees, people are the most important asset in Canada’s restaurant industry. We keep our members up-to-date on changing laws and regulations, and provide resources to build positive and productive workplaces.

RESOURCES

Minimum Wage

CHART: Minimum Wage by Province

Read our position on minimum wage

Scheduling and Pay

Tips and Gratuities

Ontario members – New rules about tipping

Members Only: Tip Sheet on Tips and Taxes (Log-in required)

Members Only: CRA Tip Sheet for your Employees (Log-in required)

Members Only: Update on Court Case on Tipping (Log-in required)

ONTARIO: Bill 12, Protecting Employees’ Tips Act

Uniforms & Dress Codes

Laws and Regulations by Province

Best Practices

Positive and Inclusive Workplace

Inclusive Workplace – Employees with Disabilities

Inclusive Workplace – Faith, Religion and Creed

Inclusive Workplace – Gender Diversity

Inclusive Workplace – Racial and Cultural Diversity

CAMPAIGNS

Alberta Minimum Wage

LATEST NEWS

Canada

Bank of Canada Researches Say Canada Could See 60,000 Job Losses by 2019 Due to Higher Minimum Wages (Jan 7/18)

Changes to Secondary EI Benefits to Start on December 3 (Nov. 19/17)

New Employment Insurance (EI) Standards Are In (Sep. 24/17)

Alberta

New Alberta Employment Standards Youth Regulations Coming (May 13/18)

Alberta’s Bill 17 Labour Code Changes are Now Law (Jan 7/18)

Are You Ready? B.C. Minimum Wage and Liquor Server Wage Increasing June 1 (May 13/18)

Talking Minimum Wage with United Conservative Party Leaders in Alberta (Oct. 5/17)

Alberta Party Leader Calls on Alberta Government to Freeze Minimum Wage (Oct. 5/17)

Restaurants Canada Invited to Participate in Youth Employment Standards Review (Oct. 5/17)

Minimum Wage Increasing in Alberta (Sept. 24/17)

British Columbia

British Columbia Phasing Out Liquor Server Wage (April 27/18)

Restaurants Canada Working with B.C. Labour Relations Code Review Committee (April 1/18)

B.C. Announces Minimum Wage Increases (Feb 18/18)

B.C. Labour Shortage Recruitment Resources (Dec. 3/17)

BC Fair Wages Commission Launches Minimum Wage Consultation Website (Nov. 19/17)

Minimum Wage Increasing in B.C. (Sept. 24/17)

Restaurants Canada Meets with New BC Labour Minister (Sept. 24/17)

High Heels and Dress Codes: What You Need to Know (Mar. 24/17)

New Brunswick

Restaurants Canada Pleased with New Brunswick Minimum Wage Increase (Feb 18/18)

New Brunswick Passes First Contract Arbitration (Jan 7/18)

Help for Workers’ Compensation Cases and Appeals in New Brunswick (Nov. 19/17)

Restaurants Canada Chair Brings Forward Solutions to Labour Shortage in Atlantic Canada (Nov. 5/17)

New Brunswick Introduces New Public Holiday (May 5/17)

Atlantic Canada Minimum Wages to Increase April 1 (Mar. 24/17)

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador Announces Minimum Wage Increase (March 4/18)

Restaurants Canada Chair Brings Forward Solutions to Labour Shortage in Atlantic Canada (Nov. 5/17)

Atlantic Canada Minimum Wages to Increase April 1 (Mar. 24/17)

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Government Clarifies July 1st Holiday (April 27/18)

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission Offering Safe Spaces at Work Course Online (March 18/18)

Nova Scotia Minimum Wage to Increase to $11/hour on April 1 (Feb 1/18)

Restaurants Canada Petitions Nova Scotia Labour Board (Jan 21/18)

Restaurants Canada Chair Brings Forward Solutions to Labour Shortage in Atlantic Canada (Nov. 5/17)

Nova Scotia Government to Introduce New Unpaid Leaves (Sept. 24/17)

Atlantic Canada Minimum Wages to Increase April 1 (Mar. 24/17)

Ontario

Statutory Holiday Pay to Revert to Pre-Bill 148 Calculations (May 9/18)

What if an Ontario Employee Requests a Wage Review? (April 15/18)

Ontario’s Bill 148 Continue to Impact Small Businesses (April 15/18)

Updated Ontario Pay Regulations are in Effect (April 1/18)

Ontario Government Introduces the Pay Transparency Act (March 18/18)

Be Aware of Ontario’s Tip Pooling Rules and Regulations (Feb 18/18)

Restaurants Canada Addressing Bill 148 with Business Communities Throughout Ontario (Feb 18/18)

Bill 148 Labour Issues Spreading Beyond Ontario’s Foodservice Industry (Feb 4/18)

Ontario Ministry of Labour and Small Business Group Preparing Personal Emergency Leave Information Session (Jan 7/18)

Ontario Ministry of Labour Releases Employment Standards Poster 7.0 (Jan 7/18)

Minimum Wage Increase and Bill 148 Rules and Regulations are in Effect (Jan 7/18)

Ontario WSIB Updating Mental Stress Policies in 2018 (Jan 7/18)

Bill 148 Passes Ontario Legislature (Dec. 3/17)

Help Sustain Pressure on the Ontario Government (Oct. 5/17)

Restaurants Canada Directors and Staff Meet With PC Leader Patrick Brown (Sept. 13/17)

Ontario Minimum Wage Forum: What We Learned (Sept. 8/17)

Ontario Government Considers Minimum Wage Relief for Restaurants (Aug. 10/17)

Prince Edward Island

P.E.I. Workers’ Compensation Board Holding Workshop Seminars (Jan 21/18)

P.E.I. Minimum Wage to Increase in April 2018 (Jan 7/18)

Restaurants Canada Chair Brings Forward Solutions to Labour Shortage in Atlantic Canada (Nov. 5/17)

Atlantic Canada Minimum Wages to Increase April 1 (Mar. 24/17)

Quebec

Quebec Will Raise its Minimum Wage to $12/hour on May 1 (Jan 21/18)

New Labour Code/Employment Standards (Dec. 3/17)

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Providing Ways to Combat Workplace Violence (April 15/18)

Minimum Wage Increasing in Saskatchewan (Sept. 24/17)