To Fire Employees in Canada, You Need a Reason and Notice


​United States companies with operations in Canada should be aware that work culture is different north of the border, especially when it comes to dismissing an employee.

The concept of at-will employment does not exist in Canada.

“Employers need to be respectful when terminating an employee,” said Cissy Pau, principal consultant at Clear HR Consulting in Vancouver, British Columbia. “They should notify employees in nonunion work environments they will be let go with sufficient notice. Either the terminated employee will finish his or her time with the company, or the employer may choose to pay him or her out.”

Under provincial law, fired employees must be given notice or paid in lieu of notice, so what is considered sufficient notice varies by…


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