Understanding PEI's Employment Standards

Employment Standards, sometimes called labour standards, is the set of provincial laws that determine the minimum requirements for non-unionized employees at work.  

Most employers and employees are covered by the Employment Standards Act of Prince Edward Island. 

NOTE: The Canada Labour Code covers employees who work in industries that fall under federal jurisdiction, such as railways, pipelines, ferries, banks, inter-provincial trucking and shipping, and telecommunications.

Employment standards regulations cover:

In Prince Edward Island you can access details about the Employment Standards on the government website or by calling (902) 368-5550. Of course, you can also contact your local CFIB Counsellor for more information at mspe@cfib.ca or 1 888 234-2232.