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A new fingerprint-based RCMP process is being implemented for employees who are required to undergo background checks.

The new system will remove the option of undertaking a name-based...

Today the Government of British Columbia has announced changes to the province’s minimum wage. On September 15, 2015 it will rise from $10.25/hour to $10.45/hour. (For liquor servers, the increase...

After six months of advocacy – working in tandem with the Nova Scotia Office of the Employer Advisor (NSOEA) and other industry stakeholders – RCC successfully convinced the Nova Scotia Department...

As expected, the Nova Scotia government has announced that on April 1, 2015, minimum wage will increase to $10.60 (from $10.40) and the inexperienced wage rate will increase to $10.10 (from $9.90...

The Government of British Columbia has begun to discuss raising the minimum wage again. It was raised from $8.00/hour to $10.25/hour in 2011 and 2012. (The average hourly wage for a full-time...

On January 7, 2015, senior officials from the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety informed RCC that the Government of Saskatchewan had reversed a decision to change the...

On July 1, 2015, the Prince Edward Island (PEI) government will increase minimum wage for the third time in just over a year.  The rate will move from $10.35 to $10.50 per hour.

What RCC...

RCC calls on Government of Canada to reconsider changes to Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP)

Retail Council of Canada is a member of a...

The new Liberal government in New Brunswick announced that it will be raising the province’s minimum wage to $10.30 on December 31, 2014. This will be followed by an increase to $11.00 per hour by...

On October 29, 2014, Bill 21, the Ontario Employment Standards Amendment Act (Leaves to Help Families), 2014 comes into force. The bill amends the...

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