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Nunavut Provincial Payroll Information

This page provides specific provincial payroll information for the province of Nunavut. Click one of the links below to move directly to the corresponding section. To view Federal information, please click here.

Hours of work Leaves Holidays Terminations Worker's Compensation
Pay Statements Minimum Wages Minimum Age Vacationable Earnings Provincial Health
  • TD1 - Basic Personal Amount - Every person employed in Nunavut and every pensioner residing in Nunavut can claim the personal exemption amount of $12,567 for 2014.
  • Federal Basic Exemption - The Federal Basic Exemption amount is $11,138 for 2014.

Note: This information is meant to serve as a guide only. Readers are encouraged to consult the full legislation of the Nunavut Labour Standards Act using one or more of the following resources:


Hours of Work

The type of employee excluded from this legislature are management employees.

Period Rate
Maximum 10 hours/day and 60 hours/week
* ** Exclude statutory hours from overtime calculation and reduce the work week by the statutory hours
Overtime 8.00 hours/day or 40.00 hours/week whichever is greater
Overtime Rate 1 and 1/2 times the employee's regular rate of pay
Double Time If employee works on another day of rest in same week as the Statutory holiday
Double Time Rate 2 times regular rate of pay
Break Period 1/2 hour per consecutive 5 hours worked
Rest Period At least 24 consecutive hours/week

Leaves

Pregnancy Leave
Time with Employer twelve consecutive months
Required Notice four weeks
Length of Leave 17 weeks taken no sooner than 17 weeks before the expected date of birth.
Extension of Leave 6 weeks
Benefits Maintained No
 
Parental Leave
Time with Employer twelve consecutive months
Required Notice four weeks written notice
Length of Leave 37 consecutive weeks beginning immediately after the maternity leave or for the father within a 52 week period after the child arrives home or for adoptive parents on the date of custody of the child.
Benefits Maintained No
 
Voting Leave
Time with Employer N/A
Required Notice N/A
Length of Leave three consecutive hours
Paid Yes
   
Compassionate Care Leave
Time with Employer Employee must notify the employer in writing - and if the leave is sudden, as soon as possible after starting the leave.
Required Notice A physician’s certificate that the patient has a specified, serious medical condition with a significant risk of death occurring within 26 weeks.
Length of Leave 8 weeks
Paid Six weeks of Employment Insurance benefits may be paid to EI eligible employees.

Statutory Holidays in Nunavut

Holiday 2014 2015 2016
New Year's Day Wed., Jan. 01 Thu., Jan. 01 Fri., Jan. 01
Good Friday Fri., Apr. 18 Fri., Apr. 03 Fri., Mar. 25
Victoria Day Mon., May. 19 Mon., May 18 Mon., May 23
National Aboriginal Day Sat. Jun. 21 Sun. Jun. 21 Tue. Jun. 21
Canada Day Tue., Jul. 01 Wed., Jul. 01 Fri., Jul. 01
Nunavut Day Wed., Jul. 09 Thu., Jul. 09 Sat., Jul. 09
Civic Holiday Mon., Aug. 04 Mon., Aug. 03 Mon., Aug. 01
Labour Day Mon., Sep. 01 Mon., Sep. 07 Mon., Sep. 05
Thanksgiving Day Mon., Oct. 13 Mon., Oct. 12 Mon., Oct. 10
Remembrance Day Tue., Nov. 11 Wed., Nov. 11 Fri., Nov. 11
Christmas Day Thu., Dec. 25 Fri., Dec. 25 Sun., Dec. 25

According to the Canadian Labour Standards Code, whenever the following holidays occur on a Saturday or Sunday, New Year's Day, Canada Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day, the employer must grant his or her employee a holiday with pay on the next working day immediately preceding or following the holiday, providing that the holiday is a provincial requirement. If a statutory holiday is worked on a regularly scheduled work day, an employee must either receive their regular pay plus time and a half or receive their regular pay and be granted a day off with pay some other time before their next annual vacation or their termination.

Termination Notice

Individual Termination
Length of Employment Notice Required
Under 90 days None
Between 90 days and 3 years 2 weeks
3 years or more For every year after 3 years an additional week is required up to 8 weeks in total

Group Termination
Number of Employees Notice Required
25 to 49 4 weeks
50 to 99 8 weeks
100 to 299 12 weeks
300 or more 16 weeks

Worker's Compensation

The Maximum Assessable Earnings amount for 2014 is $84,200. The deadline for submission is last day of February.

Included
Bonuses Pay in lieu of notice
Car allowances (if taxable) Regular salary or wages/overtime
Call back pay Shift Premium
Call in pay Sick Pay (Paid during year)
Clothing allowances (if taxable) Sick pay on termination
Commissions Standby pay
Gifts Travel allowances (if taxable)
Gratuities Vacation Pay/Statutory Holiday Pay
Maternity with pay WCB Top-up
Moving allowances (if taxable)  
 
Taxable benefits such as:
Board & Lodging Life Insurance
Company car Loans
 
Excluded
Directors' Fees Severance Pay
Long-term disability paid by the employer Short-term disability paid by the employer
Pre-retirement with pay Temporary lay-off with pay
Retiring allowance WCB

Pay Statements

For Nunavut, the pay is required monthly or more frequently. The employee must receive their pay within ten days after each pay period. By legislation, pay statements must contain the following (though employers may include additional items):

Pay Statement Inclusions
Rate of pay Net pay
Date of pay periods Deductions and reasons for deductions
Total hours worked Bonus / living allowance upon employee's request

Minimum Wage in Nunavut

The province of Nunavut has one wage rate standard as follows:

Parties Applicable Wage Rate
General $11.00

Minimum Age

As long as the employer meets the Labour Standards requirements a child under 17 can be employed in any occupation. Although their is a requirement to get written approval from the Labour Standards Officer for employment in construction. There must also be granted permission for anyone under the age of 17 to work hours between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

Vacationable Earnings

Inclusions and Exclusions
Included
Call in pay Previously paid vacation pay (not clearly addressed)
Call back pay Regular salary/wages/retroactive
Commissions earned at employer's premises Shift premium
Commissions earned by a route salesman Standby pay
Commissions earned away from employer's premises Statutory - General Holidays
Overtime pay Work related bonuses (cash)
Pay in lieu of notice/Termination pay  
 
Excluded
Allowances (Car, clothing, moving, travel) Severance/Plant severance (not clearly addressed)
Discretionary bonuses (cash) Sick pay - Sick days
Directors' fees (not clearly addressed) Statutory - Company Holidays (floaters) - (not clearly addressed)
Gifts (cash or in kind) Tips and Gratuities
Profit sharing  
 
Taxable benefits such as:
Board & lodging Loans
Company car Parking
Group RRSP plan payments Provincial medical
Life Insurance Stock options

Vacation Entitlement
Length of employment Entitlement
1 to 5 years 2 weeks or 4%
After 5 years 3 weeks or 6%

Provincial Health

No premiums are required by either the employer or the employee to have coverage under the Northwest Territories Health Care Plan. The federal and territorial taxes provide the funding for the health care plan.

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