Canada 🇨🇦

Congratulations on your decision to hire in Canada! Canada is known for its highly skilled workforce, affordable labor costs, and favorable business environment. Plane makes it easy for you to hire employees in Canada by providing automated tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more, ensuring compliance and efficiency throughout the process. Navigating hiring in a new country can be challenging, so we’ve compiled some details to help guide you through the process.




1 - 2 weeks

Employer Cost

6% to 10%

Pay Frequency


Public Holidays


5 Considerations Before Hiring in Canada

As an employer in Canada, it is important to have a comprehensive employment contract that outlines the terms and conditions of the employment relationship. The contract should include details such as compensation, benefits, vacation time, and sick leave policies. Before onboarding a new employee in Canada, take a moment to consider the following questions:

Getting Started with Hiring in Canada

Employer Tax Rates

You can estimate how much it will cost to employ your next hire in Canada using Plane's Hire Calculator.Employers in Canada are responsible for paying both employer and employee contributions to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Employment Insurance (EI). The current CPP contribution rate is 5.95% of pensionable earnings, up to a maximum of CAD $3,754.45 per year. The current employer EI contribution rate is 1.63% of insurable earnings, up to a maximum of CAD $1,403.43 per year. Employers must also pay premiums for workers' compensation insurance, which varies by province. Additionally, employers must collect and remit federal and provincial income taxes from their employees' paychecks based on their earnings, claims from the TD1 forms, and tax brackets.

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Annual cost of employment*


SalaryTaxes (32.65%)Total

*rates for: June 14, 2024

Once you have sorted out the details mentioned above, you can add the employee to the Plane platform. We provide a step-by-step workflow that shows what tasks need to be completed, as well as real-time updates and notifications. This way, you can stay on top of the hiring process at all times. With Plane, you can confidently hire, knowing that you have a powerful tool at your disposal to manage the entire process from start to finish. Here are the instructions for adding a new employee to the platform:

How to hire and onboard an employee

Plane offers a guided process for administrators and managers to hire and onboard their new employees...

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Hiring an employee in a new country can be a complex process, but with the right guidance and resources, it can be a smooth and successful transition. At Plane, we're committed to helping you navigate the process of hiring an employee in Canada. We'll keep you informed and up-to-date with the latest regulations and employment laws.Good luck with your new hire, and welcome to Canada!

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some common questions about hiring employees in Canada with Plane:
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