Ask the ExpertCategory: QuestionsJob Offer Letter – Province Specific
hri_Admin Staff asked 4 years ago

Hello All,
Please advise what is the Best Practice for designing Job Offer Letters for IT Contractors (T4) or Individual Contractors. Do we need to define Job Offer Letters for different Provinces differently.
Awaiting for advise
Regards
Hemal Buch

1 Answers
Glenn Demby Staff answered 4 years ago

I’d say one TEMPLATE should work for all provinces but how you complete that template may vary based on the actual business terms of the offer. And, yes, to the extent the offered employment terms are tied to the statutory minimum under the province’s employment standards law, you WOULD need a separate letter for each province. On the other hand, since it’s a CONTRACTOR and not an employment arrangement, the ESA probably wouldn’t even fit into the equation.
Explanation: From my perspective as a lawyer, as opposed to a business person’s perspective, I’d suggest that all offer letters follow the same basic template listing:
*Job Position
*Duties/Responsibilities
*Starting date
* Probationary period,  if any
*Salary/Wage
*Benefits
*Vacation
*Termination terms, e.g., minimum notice under ESA law

Hope that helps. Glenn