How to know what ‘wages’ means

Comparing language in Alberta, Ontario reveals nuances
By Alan McEwen
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 03/18/2013

The term “wages” appears widely throughout Canadian employment standards. For example, all federal and provincial employment standards require employers to calculate vacation pay based on the wages earned by employees.

But how are payroll professionals to know for certain the earnings that “wages” include?

There are a wide variety of resources available to help in such research, such as links on the website for Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), the Canadian Payroll Association and Carswell.