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The Canadian dollar is falling against the US dollar, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take some comfort in the fact that there are people who work hard and make a living off of it.
The Globe and Mail spoke to some of them to find out what it’s like to be an employee of the day, and to learn more about how they’re being compensated for their work.
What is a day job?
Some of the most common jobs in Canada are in the retail, hospitality, arts and entertainment sectors.
Many of these jobs have some sort of compensation and benefits.
The most common job title is “service worker.”
There are also positions in hospitality, retail, arts, hospitality management and the arts and culture industries.
What kinds of benefits are available?
Some people are employed in one of two categories: “minimum wage” and “salary supplement.”
The minimum wage is the hourly rate for a worker in the U.S. It’s calculated by multiplying the number of hours worked by two and dividing by the average of the wages of full-time employees in the previous year.
The salary supplement is a payment made to employees in Canada for their overtime hours.
The maximum payment is $10.10 an hour.
Some workers can make as much as $15 an hour, but some workers can only make $7 an hour or less.
What are some of the pay options available?
Most people can apply for a full- or part-time job, and there are some flexible or temporary positions available.
In addition, some companies offer a variety of benefits to employees.
In Canada, you can earn up to $8 an hour if you’re in the hospitality sector, up to and including $12 an hour for people in retail, up for an extra $2 an hour in arts and recreation and $4 an hour as an “independent contractor.”
Some businesses offer paid sick leave.
What does it mean to work in a restaurant?
The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CREA) says there are about 6 million restaurants and nearly 5.5 million full- and part-service restaurants.
CREA estimates that there will be between 1.7 million and 2.4 million restaurant workers by 2026.
These people, in all, earn about $1,700 to $1.7-million per year.
What’s the average annual salary of a full or part time worker?
The average annual wage for a Canadian full- time employee is $52,000.
The average for a part- time worker is $34,000 and $21,000 for a temp.
The median hourly wage in Canada is $8.50.
If you want to learn how to become an independent contractor, CREA offers a free online course.
How much is it to work full time?
The annual average hourly wage for an independent contract worker is around $32,000 in Canada.
For more information on minimum wage, pay, health care and other workplace benefits, go to www.canada.ca/salary.
About the same time as the minimum wage was cut, the government also announced the creation of the Canadian Employment Insurance (CEI).
The CEI is a pension plan that gives employers and employees an income-based payment when their income falls below certain levels.
The amount of income that you get depends on the size of your employer and the type of employment you’re doing.
A full-timer with a full salary and a $20,000 annual salary is eligible for $1 in CEDI for each $1 of income above that threshold.
That is, if your total annual income falls to $50,000, you’ll get $1 CEDIn.
But for a $25,000 person, that figure will be $1 AED.
If your income falls further to $25.5, the figure is $1 BCF.
If the threshold is $50 million, you could earn $3,200 per year from the CED in CEA.
If it’s $75 million, it would cost you $6,600 in CEE.
If $100 million or more is reached, you would get $6.900 per year CED, which is higher than the average salary for a temporary employee.
You can apply to become a temporary worker and work for the government.
You could also join a union, but the minimum age for joining a union is 18.
What can a temp do?
A temp works under the direction of an employer, or is an independent employee with a contract that allows them to work.
A temporary worker can usually work from home but they can also work from a desk.
They usually have to pay for their own food, clothing and other basic living expenses.
Some people do not have an employer and are freelancers or independent contractors, but they do need to have some flexibility in how they spend their paychecks.
For instance, some temp agencies will only pay for the time they spend working on their clients’ projects