Your employer has to give you advance notice before firing you or laying you off from your job. This is to give you time to look for a new job before being out of work. If they do not give you advance notice, they have to pay you for the notice you should have been given (called termination pay). The number of days of advance notice or the amount of termination pay you should get depends on the province or territory where you are working and how long you have worked for that employer.

However, if your employer can prove that they have a good reason to fire you, they may not have to give you notice or termination pay. For example, you could be fired without notice if you commit a crime such as theft or fraud, or if you lied about your qualifications when you were hired.

If you have concerns about your safety, or if you want to change employers because your employer is breaking the terms of your contract or not following the law, call the Service Canada Confidential Tip Line at 1-866-602-9448. You can leave an anonymous message to report your concerns. All calls are taken seriously and investigated to help protect you and your rights.

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