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The standard work period in Canada is 40 hours a week or eight hours a day, over five days.
Female employees are entitled to 17 weeks of maternity leave. Employees also receive up to 71 weeks of parental leave.
Employees receive between two and four weeks of annual leave.
Employees can take up to 17 weeks of unpaid medical leave.
Bonus payments are not required in Canada, but employers may choose to pay them.
Employers must provide employees two weeks’ written notice of termination. Severance generally is one weeks’ pay for each year of service up to 26 weeks.
Canada has a universal healthcare system. It is also common for employers to offer supplemental insurance.
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