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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

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

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

Alberta

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

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 BC (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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saskatchewan

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