Useful Resources for families looking for caregivers in Canada

 

  • Employment Standards by provinces:

British Columbia: http://www.labour.gov.bc.ca/esb/

Alberta: http://employment.alberta.ca/SFW/996.html

Saskatchewan: http://www.labour.gov.sk.ca/

Manitoba: http://www.gov.mb.ca/labour/standards/factsheet.html

Ontario: http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/es/

Quebec: http://www.cnt.gouv.qc.ca/en/home/index.html

New Brunswick: http://www.gnb.ca/0308/index-e.asp

Nova Scotia: http://www.gov.ns.ca/lwd/LabourEmploymentIssues.asp

Prince Edward Island: http://www.gov.pe.ca/sss/index.php3?number=1004723⟨=E

Yukon: http://www.community.gov.yk.ca/labour/esa.html

Northwestern Territories: http://www.ece.gov.nt.ca/Divisions/Labour/index.htm

  • Provincial health care plans:

Under Canada's national health insurance system, Canadian residents (permanent or temporary) do not have to pay the cost of certain hospital and medical expenses. However, depending on the province or territory in which you live, you may be required to pay to be covered by the insurance plan. The following links will help you find the information depending on the province you will live in:

For Ontario
For Alberta
For British Columbia
For Manitoba
For Saskatchewan
For Quebec
For New Brunswick
For Nova Scotia
For Newfoundland & Labrador
For Prince Edward Islands

  • Workers` compensation benefits:

The Workers' Compensation Plan is a provincial government insurance plan which will pay your wages if you get sick or injured on the job. New rules say that your employer must pay the premiums – they cannot be deducted from your salary.

Since the plan is an insurance plan for employers, only the employer can pay for it.

Workplace Health and Safety Compensation
Commission of Newfoundland and Labrador
146-148 Forest Road
P.O. Box 9000, Station B
St. John's NF A1A 3B8    
Tel: 709-778-1000
Fax: 709-738-1714
www.whscc.nf.ca

Workers' Compensation Board of Alberta
P.O. Box 2415
9912-107 Street
Edmonton AB T5J 2S5
Tel: 780-498-3999

Fax: 780-498-7875
www.wcb.ab.ca

Workers' Compensation Board of British Columbia
P.O. Box 5350
Vancouver BC V6B 5L5
Tel: 604-273-2266
Fax: 604-276-3151
www.worksafebc.com

Workers' Compensation Board of Manitoba
333 Broadway
Winnipeg MB R3C 4W3
Tel: 204-954-4321
Fax: 204-954-4968
www.wcb.mb.ca

Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board
401 Strickland Street
Whitehorse YK Y1A 5N8
Tel: 867-667-5645
Fax: 867-393-6279
www.wcb.yk.ca

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (Ontario)
200 Front Street West
Toronto ON M5V 3J1
Tel: 416-344-1000
Fax: 416-344-3999
www.wsib.on.ca

Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia
5668 South Street
P.O. Box 1150
Halifax NS B3J 2Y2
Tel: 902-491-8999
Fax: 902-491-8002
www.wcb.ns.ca

Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island
14 Weymouth Street
Charlottetown PEI C1A 4Y1
Tel: 902-368-5680
Fax: 902-368-5705
www.wcb.pe.ca

Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board
200, 1881 Scarth Street
Regina SK S4P 4L1
Tel: 306-787-4370
Fax: 306-787-0213
www.wcbsask.com

Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission of New Brunswick
1 Portland Street
P.O. Box 160
Saint John NB E2L 3X9
Tel: 506-632-2200
Fax: 506-632-4999
www.whscc.nb.ca