Canada Employer of Record Services

Business Culture in Canada

Get to know the business culture in Canada so you know what to expect

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Get to know Canada

What’s it like doing business in Canada? What’s it like to live there? Find out what the business culture is like in Canada

Canada is a federal state comprised of ten provinces (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan) plus three territories (Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon).

With a mix of British, French and American influences and with a population in 2019 at approximately 37.59 million Canada is also predominantly renowned for its beauty, from the rumbling waters of Niagara Falls—possibly the most famous cascade in the world—to the untamed peaks of the Canadian Rockies. All 125,566 miles of its shoreline make up the world's longest coastline. Canada also has more lakes than any other nation and its national parks are a true natural beauty.

Employment regulations in Canada are generally governed by the provincial and territorial authorities. Labour and employment matters are principally within provincial and territorial jurisdiction; however, the federal government has jurisdiction over employers that are engaged in activities that are interprovincial in nature (federally regulated). The exception to this is Quebec which falls under a civil law system.

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The do’s and don’ts of working in Canada


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We are Canadian EOR experts

We have extensive experience helping businesses expand their workforce in Canada. Take a look at our areas of expertise to find out more:

Enhance your understanding of what employees are entitled to in Canada

Find out how payroll works in Canada and what you can expect when it comes to salaries & bonuses

Learn more about how you can attract and retain staff in Canada with both statutory and enhanced employee benefits

We deliver a fully managed EOR Service in Canada, including payroll, hr and legal compliance support

"The team were collaborative, flexible and always positive whilst recognising we have specific needs that weren't catered to by the standard options. I'd happily recommend Agility EOR if you want to hire in another country and don't want the hassle of setting up a new organisation there to do so."

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Frequently Asked Questions

Payrolling the employees is a key part of the service offered by an employer of record company. The EOR will calculate and remit all taxes, social securities and similar payments, on behalf of both employer and employee. The client will be invoiced in advance by the EOR company, for the total cost of the payroll.

Yes. Our clients are free to dictate the structure of the employees’ remuneration including any bonuses or commissions they wish to offer. In some countries, there is a statutory requirement to provide “bonuses”, for example in the form of Christmas or holiday allowances.

Yes. Agility EOR will calculate what pay is due upon termination of an employee, factoring in such things as any untaken leave entitlements.

We find that most of our clients are in the Tech, IT, Finance and Professional Services industries. However, we have acquired the skills, knowledge and experience to help all industries across the globe.

As a private company, we’re not beholden to shareholders or asset-shredding Private Equity targets. We aim to build long-term relationships with our clients. At Agility EOR, our approach is that we never forget that our business is all about people. Our Employer of Record solutions are tailored to each requirement, not a one-size-fits-all tech platform. We do the right thing by our clients and by the laws of each country we operate in. And we believe in openness; if we don’t feel we can offer you the best solution for a specific territory, we’ll say so. 

We pride ourselves on our personable-approach so once you enter your new employees details into our dedicated platform, we’ll arrange a call with you to go through the details of the employment contract where together we can review and amend to your requirements. We liaise directly with your employee to build a rapport and obtain the necessary information to hire them compliantly, and set them up ready for their first payroll.

We never stop delivering! Even if you’re employee has been onboarded and is happily working for you and being paid each month, we’re here to partner with you whenever you or your employees need us. Even your ex-employees may need our assistance for tax documents, proof of employment requests etc… Our service never stops!