The rules for reporting pay vary by province. When it comes to paying employees who are called in for a shift or have gone home early, our guide features the unique rules on how to pay your employees to meet provincial compliance.

What is reporting pay?

Reporting pay, sometimes referred to as call-in pay, is the minimum amount an employer is required to pay an employee for reporting to work for a shift. Examples of this include when employees are scheduled to work a shift and the shift is cancelled or shortened, or when employees are called into work when not previously scheduled.

Reporting pay is meant to ensure that all employees called into work, where there are no regularly scheduled hours or outside of their regularly scheduled hours, are compensated for any expenses or costs incurred by having to report to work.

Additional Resources

  • For more information on reporting pay, including frequently asked questions and sample scenarios, see the legislation here

Reporting Pay by Province

The following table outlines the reporting pay by province:

Reporting Pay
Three hours at regular wage
The greater of:
  • Three hours at minimum wage
  • Regular wage for actual hours worked
Two hours at regular wage, four hours at regular wage if scheduled for more than eight hours
Three hours at regular wage
Three hours at minimum wage or minimum overtime rate for hours worked or hours worked at regular wage
Three hours at regular wage
Four hours at regular wage
Three hours at minimum wage
Four hours at regular wage
Three hours at regular wage
Three hours at regular wage
Three hours at regular wage
Three hours at regular wage
Two hours at regular wage or applicable overtime wage

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Disclaimer: The information provided in this guide is for informational purposes only. It is not professional financial or legal advice nor is it intended to be a substitute therefore. Where there are discrepancies between the guide and information provided by the federal government, provincial government, or the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) or Revenu Québec, defer to the guidelines provided by the governing agencies.

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