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Upcoming Dates

Calgary - Apr 20
Saskatoon - Apr 20
Laval - Apr 21 (French)
Regina - Apr 21
La Prairie - Apr 26 (French)
Kitchener - Apr 27
Burnaby - Apr 29
Toronto - May 4
Fredericton - May 5
Lethbridge - May 5
Barrie - May 10
Halifax - May 11
Abbotsford - May 11
Montreal - May 18 (French)
Mississauga - May 19
Montreal - May 19
Ottawa - May 31
Swift Current - May 31
Quebec City - June 1
Edmonton - Aug 17
Vaughan - Aug 18
Calgary - Aug 30
London - Sept 22
Red Deer - Sept 27
Ajax - Sept 29


CPA Members - Early-bird (register 14 days prior to seminar date)
$399.00 plus taxes
CPA Members - Regular:
$449.00 plus taxes
Non-member - Early-bird (register 14 days prior to seminar date)
$499.00 plus taxes
Non-member - Regular:
$549.00 plus taxes

Employment Standards

One-Day Seminar 

Finding the right information on Employment Standards in each jurisdiction can be challenging.  This compliance seminar provides you with an in-depth understanding of employment standards legislation in every province--in plain language.  Get the latest legislative updates and valuable tips to help you stay compliant and avoid litigation on topics such as: determining and calculating hours of work (overtime, compressed work weeks and averaging hours); statutory holidays and vacations; processing paid and unpaid legislative leaves (sick leave, maternity, parental, bereavement, etc.); and terminations. 

Who should attend:
This seminar is a comprehensive introduction to the standards of employment across Canada that impact the day-to-day payroll operations and administration for payroll practitioners, human resources practitioners, office managers and other business professionals responsible for payroll.

Register early and save - Early bird rates apply until two weeks prior to the seminar.

For certified members, this seminar counts toward 7.5 hours of continuing professional education.

Along with hands-on exercises, this curriculum covers:
Definition of "Employment Standards":

  • Scope and coverage of legislation
  • Exceptions from standards as a whole
  • Agreements to replace employment standards

Jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction review of:
Hours of Work

  • Scope and coverage of legislation
  • Banking overtime
  • Compressed work weeks
  • Averaging hours
  • Call-in pay
  • Rest periods

Statutory/Public Holidays

  • Legislation
  • Overtime calculations for statutory holiday

Paid and Unpaid Leaves

  • Sick leave
  • Compassionate care leave
  • Maternity leave
  • Parental leave
  • Bereavement leave
  • Time off for voting
  • Jury duty
  • Citizenship leave


  • Time versus pay
  • Vacationable earnings
  • Vacation pay on termination


  • Individual and group
  • Employee and employer notice periods
  • Wages in lieu of notice
  • Layoff and recall rights
  • Severance
  • Payment of wages on termination

Records Retention

  • Pay Frequency and Statement of Wages