2019 Updates & What's New

Keep up to date with 2019 employment legislated updates for Ontario, Alberta and BC including employment standards, human rights, privacy, and safety. 

Deadline - March 31, 2019 - BRITISH COLUMBIA. Modernizing the Employment Standards Act - Get your voice heard! 

The Ministry of Labour is considering making improvements to the BC Employment Standards Act in several areas. British Columbians have been invited to provide their views before the government makes changes to the BC Employment Standards Act. Deadline to provide feedback is March 31, 2019. 

Public Consultation -  changes to BC Employment Standards Act Province of British Columbia

March 7, 2019 - BRITISH COLUMBIA. PrivacyRight program to launch

PrivacyRight is a new initiatiave launched by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia to assist private organisations with understanding their obligations under PIPA. 

Tools to raise awareness of and compliance with PIPA Province of British Columbia

January 1, 2019 - ALL CANADA. PIPEDA's guidelines on obtaining meaningful consent takes effect

These guidelines released by The Office of the Privacy Commissioner improves upon the current consent model under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

Improvement on PIPEDA's current consent model  Provinces and/or organisations governed under PIPEDA

January 1, 2019 - BRITISH COLUMBIA. WorksafeBC premium rate for 2019 is maintained

The average base rate for 2019 is maintained at the same level as 2018, at 1.55% of employers' assessable payroll.

Rates for 2019 for employers Province of British Columbia

January 1, 2019 - BRITISH COLUMBIA. FairPharmaCare changes takes effect

As of January 1, 2019, Regular Assistance families earning up to $45,000 per year have lower deductibles and/or family maximums. For some of those families, there is no deductible or family maximum.

Changes to deductibles and/or family maximums Province of British Columbia

January 1, 2019 - ONTARIO. Bill 47 (Making Ontario Open For Business Act, 2018) takes effect

Bill 47 repeals or amends some provisions of the previous Bill 148 (Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017). The Bill amends the Employment Standards Act, 2000. 

Amends the Employment Standards Act, 2000
Province of Ontario

January 1, 2019 - BRITISH COLUMBIA (BC) Employer Health Tax Takes Effect

The employer health tax is an annual tax on B.C. remuneration paid to employees and former employees in a calendar year beginning on January 1, 2019.

New Legislation Province of British Columbia

January 1, 2019 - ALL CANADA. Updated EI & CPP Premiums, Maximums & Exemptions

Employers are required to deduct from their employees EI Premiums from insurable earnings and CPP contributions from pensionable earnings. Employers are also required to contribute an amount equal to the CPP contributions deducted from their employees and  pay 1.4 times the amount of the employee's EI premium. 

New Rates for 2019 All Provinces & Territories

January 1, 2019 - ALL CANADA. New TD1 forms (Federal & Provincial)

TD1 is a form used to determine the  amount of tax to be deducted from an employee's employment income. These new forms are to be used for wages paid on January 1, 2019 or later.

2019 TD1 Forms All Provinces &Territories