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Questions tagged [canada]

Questions about the workplace that may specifically relate to cultures, customs or laws in Canada

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Should I assume I have passed probation?

My probationary period passed three days ago, I have not been told if i passed it and have my evaluation early next week should I assume that i have passed probation?
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Overtime as an engineer in a non-engineering position

I think this is a fairly simple question, but I can't find an answer since it seems very niche. I have a degree in engineering. I have a salaried position in which I am working more than 44 hours per ...
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Innocuous change to help client “cook their own books” [closed]

A colleague and I who work at Company A have been asked to update the website and description of Company B. The relationship between A & B is that Company B is a separate legal entity owned by ...
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Problematic New Manager With Falsified Resume [closed]

Background Several of my friends work for a department of my municipal government. The municipality is small, having about 30 000 people and is in Canada. It also is not covered by any provincial ...
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Can a manager keep tips without informing staff of the rule in advance?

I volunteered at an event. It wasn't my expectation to get paid. However, at the beginning of the event the person doing the "training" said any tips we make, we pool together and divide at the end. I ...
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Question about background check in interview with Government Department

I have an upcoming interview with a government department for a co-op position in my bachelor's degree program. This department retains some people after co-op, so this is the biggest opportunity I've ...
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Will companies in Canada consider someone for an internship after they graduated with a Master's degree?

I am completing my (2-year) Master's degree in Canada and would like to do an internship in Canada after my Master's degree to see if I would like to continue into industry or instead go back to doing ...
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Manager strongly suggests that I do more unpaid overtime during performance review

I have started a new job about 6 months ago. In my performance review, a couple months ago, We were both discussing my own performance, but also what I liked and disliked in the company itself. When ...
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I unexpectedly got a very negative annual performance review - What can I do to spot this earlier in the future?

I recently had an annual performance review in my Full Stack Developer, the first review I have gotten in about 11 months after being at the company for around a year and a half. On the self ...
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Is it okay to mine cryptocurrency with a company machine if I am a part timer? [closed]

I was provided a decently powerful mac book pro valued at $2000 and was wondering if it would be okay if I mined cryptocurrency when I brought the laptop home. Should I be concerned about any ...
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Should I tell my boss my “real” marital status?

Background : I recently moved to a new country and joined a new company. During multiple interviews with my boss, HR and others I was asked if I moved here alone or with my family. I told that for now ...
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For the same payrate, what difference exist between employees and contractors in terms of tax [closed]

This may sound silly but I think I may be under a misunderstanding. I understand that employers don't take off tax from a contractor, so they need to do it themselves. If employers take off tax for ...
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Government hiring process requires a reference from current employer. What should I do?

I successfully passed the the two first steps of the hiring process: a test and an interview. For the final step of the hiring process they are requiring me to provide my current superior's contact ...
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Using paid sick time for a dental procedure [closed]

I am considering the possibility of getting a dental bone graft because I have bone loss in a tooth and this would prevent me from getting an implant. This procedure is technically not required for me,...
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Is it wrong to refuse to work a shift I don't feel comfortable working those hours?

I work at a hotel and there is someone at the front desk 24/7. I once volunteered to work overnights because I love to cook but a few incidents happened and I no longer feel comfortable working those ...
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Would changing my job title on my resume make me fail my background check for a bank?

I would like to change my job title on my resume from something like "Business Analyst" to "Product Manager" (sorry cannot give exact details). All other details are correct - Name of organisation, ...
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Employer is Deleting incriminating emails

My work superior has deleted emails that contain evidence about her wrongdoings from my work email account. Also, emails that support my good work have been deleted. Is there anything I can do about ...
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Employer spoke about my previous medical leave, have they breached my confidentiality? [closed]

I got hurt at work and have been on the Workpace Safety & Insurance Board (WISB) as a work injury. When I spoke with WSIB, the representative said that my employer mentioned to them a week medical ...
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Desk setup causing back issues. What are my options? How to avoid this issue in the future?

At my work, our desks are rather high and not adjustable. I bought a chair I use at home, but the height of the desk seems to be causing back issues which have gotten much worse since the start of my ...
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Can my boss ask people if I'm truly sick? [closed]

I work in a store that's attached to another store that my boyfriend works at. He recently got sick for a week then I got sick shortly after. When he returned to work my manager went to talk to his ...
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How to handle a boss who constantly stares with an angry face in meetings?

Background: I am a software developer with little over of a decade experience in my job, based on India, but now I am working in Toronto through my Indian employer for 3+ years. ( I am a full time ...
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Is it recommended that I also apply to jobs I may not be much interested in? [closed]

I'm pretty bad at interviews and was wondering what was the "best" first job. I would prefer to stay within Canada. And through internships and side projects am quite comfortable with front-end, back-...
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As a contractor, what information do you need from the company to complete tax? [closed]

I'm not very skilled at doing tax. I had worked as a contractor for a few different companies, and most have told me "as a contractor I'm responsible for doing my own tax". This isn't very clear to me ...
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I mistakenly took someone else's lunch; how should I proceed?

I've been working at my present job for 5 years now, and I maintain very good relationship with my colleagues. Last week I accidentally took someone else's catered lunch, thinking it was left-overs. ...
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Refusing a business trip of an indefinite length for personal reasons

My company partnered together on a project with another company, located in another country. In the near future, there may be need to have co-location to expedite debugging of issues that may or may ...
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Backing out of a job contract while waiting for a contract with another company [duplicate]

(The positions discussed are all contractor positions) - Canada I already signed a contract for a PT offer with Company A about a week ago. It states that the agreement can be terminated with 6 ...
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Should I clock in if computer started updating?

I got in early at work today, with approval from my manager, to get a head start on some tasks. I noticed my computer is acting out and decided to restart it. Instead of just restarting it installed ...
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Should hourly employees be compensated for work events?

My friend works for a company that employs some hourly and some salary employees. They are going to be having a semi-optional (people are strongly encouraged to go) team-building work event in which ...
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How should I list a Job title that infers professional credentials I do not have

In Ontario, and all other Canadian provinces, the title "Engineer" is protected by law and any non-licensed individual or company using the title is committing a legal offense, and can get fined. ...
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Are companies allowed to make employee paid benefits mandatory? [closed]

I just finished my probation period and received an email from HR outlining my benefits package. Some of my benefits (including dental and health) show up as 'employee paid benefits' meaning an amount ...
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How to approach my boss about a skin condition that is interfering with my ability to work?

I have a skin condition named Psoriasis. It's usually pretty tame, but some days the itch is constant and very distracting from work. I can barely concentrate and get much done in the day because I'm ...
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Do I have to pay taxes while being an employee as a full-time?

I am new to canada employment laws, Contractor and Employee. Basically I have been offered a role in Canada recently as a full-time employee, I have been offered $40 CAD hourly rate, My question is ...
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HR/Hiring manager made a mistake and misrepresented my compensation info, and do not want to fix it

I am in a bit complicated situation. I was hired back in 2016 May by the current employer. During the hiring process, I was told that I would have up to 28 vacation days proportionately increase based ...
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Should I mention Canadian PR status in my CV?

I hold a Canadian PR (permanent resident) but I'm currently working outside of Canada. Do I need to mention my PR status in the CV, as I'm not sure recruiters read cover letters. I've applied for a ...
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Handling a possible distant layoff while accruing pension

I'm currently working in Ontario as a software developer for a regional government-funded organization which has a contract with a health-care vendor. Long-story short, it's this contract with the ...
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Can a part-time job legally require me to work more than one shift in Ontario, Canada?

I work two jobs in Ontario, Canada: a full time job during the weekdays (45 hours minus 2.5 hours for breaks) and a part time job on Saturdays. My part-time employer is demanding that I work one ...
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Relocation expenses - Contract job [closed]

In Canada, I have been offered a new contract job, located in different province. Quebec to Ontario To start my new job, I need to relocate from current province. As the new job offer is contract ...
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Is it my problem if my boss doesn't like my gaze?

My boss is uncomfortable with my stare. We had a meeting about it and he said during the meeting, "the way you're looking at me even now is inappropriate. You look like you're going to murder me or ...
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Can a contractor quit whenever he wants? [closed]

Where I live there technically is no law requiring a person to give notice when quitting. I've never worked as a contractor before but a company made me an offer with the clause Company has the ...
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What are the risks if you are off work sick for too long?

3 weeks ago I was diagnosed with shingles from stress. Shingles is a condition that can give you a lot of pain and fatigue. Although a typical bout of shingles can last ~4 weeks, it can take a lot ...
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New programmer want to change a lot of things on a solo project [closed]

In a nutshell There is a new developer to a company, bringing new ideas to a project. While said developer solely owns and works on the project, the changes being made have caused distress to other ...
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Sharing the same clothing with others [closed]

I work with 30 colleagues in a grocery store. Our management wants us to start wearing shared company-provided aprons, which wrap around the neck. Many of my coworkers including myself, find this ...
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How can I overcome objections based on opinion and not merit?

I work in IT at a small-medium airline. My Director is my superior. All new technologies, processes, procedures are approved through my Director. I am going to be using this individual as a focus for ...
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How to Approach Resigning With a Current Workplace Injury?

I an in a job etiquette and moral quandary, in Ontario. I have been working on a jobsite. I have been slipping and falling many times a day, and had decided that the job was generally too dangerous ...
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What's the best way to ask if an internship is paid or not when applying?

I am currently a student living in Canada. During my summers, I have the opportunity to apply for summer internships. In my home province, it is illegal to to offer unpaid internships, but after some ...
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Enforced time off and statutory holidays - Ontario

My company is planning a plant shut down from June 29 2018 to July 6 2018. During this period there is a statutory holiday. How does it work if forced time off and statutory holidays fall within the ...
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When can someone be fired for “just cause”? [closed]

Where I live (Canada), an employer is required to give one week notice or one week pay when they decide to fire someone, UNLESS it's with 'just cause' in which case employment and pay end immediately. ...
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Giving ranges on my new job description (promotion)

I have been offered a promotion at my current company. My boss has asked me to write a job description for this newly created position within a newly created department. When asking about a base pay ...
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Very bad online reputation is destroying my chances of getting a job

3 years ago there was a criminal investigation that resulted in my name being published in the news papers. Although the case went to court the charges were dropped. My online reputation was basically ...
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How to correctly go on medical leave and claim Employment Insurance due to workplace conditions

For the last year and a half I have been daily stressed at my current workplace, and I don't think I can take it anymore. It's just piled up from the amount of responsibilities I have, my boss's ...