How Employers Should Prepare for Federal Election


​On Oct. 21, the Canadian electorate will vote in the federal general election. In Quebec, polling stations will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., while in other parts of the country, opening hours may vary slightly.

Under the Canada Elections Act, every employee eligible to vote is entitled to three consecutive hours to vote during voting hours on polling day. If the employee’s working hours do not allow for those three consecutive hours, the employer must allow the employee the time for voting that is necessary to provide those three consecutive hours. The time that the employer allows the employee for voting is at the employer’s convenience.

For example, if an employee is scheduled to work from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Oct. 21, the…


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