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Pay Calculator Tool

  • Issued: May 20, 2015
  • Content last reviewed: May 2015

The Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) is a law that sets minimum employment standards in most Ontario workplaces. Most employees covered under the act may file a claim with the Ministry of Labour if they believe that their employer is not complying with the requirements set out in the ESA.

This tool provides worksheets for some of the monetary standards set out in the ESA such as minimum wage, payment of wages, overtime pay, vacation pay, public holiday pay, termination pay and severance pay. The worksheets can help you determine how much money you might be owed before you file an employment standards claim with the ministry.

Worksheets


Complete the worksheet(s) you need based on what you believe is owed to you. For example, if you believe that you were not paid all of the wages owed to you, complete the Regular Pay Worksheet.

It may be helpful to have some documents such as pay-stubs or a calendar in front of you before you complete the worksheets.


Regular Pay

Use this worksheet to calculate the amount of pay your employer may owe you if you weren’t paid for work you performed.

Overtime Pay

Use this worksheet to calculate the amount of overtime pay your employer may owe you.

Vacation Pay

Use this worksheet to calculate the amount of vacation pay your employer may owe you.

Public Holiday Pay

Use this worksheet to calculate the amount of public holiday pay your employer may owe you.

Unauthorized Deductions

Use this worksheet to calculate the amount of pay your employer may owe you, if your employer made deductions from your wages that were not authorized by statute, court order, or by you in writing.

Minimum Wage

Use this worksheet to calculate the amount of pay your employer may owe you if you were paid less than minimum wage for all the hours that you worked in a pay period.

Termination Pay

Use this worksheet to calculate the amount of termination pay your employer may owe you. After being employed by an employer continuously for three months, most employees must receive advance notice in writing and/or termination pay when their employer ends their employment. The amount of notice depends on how long you have been employed by the same employer.

Severance Pay

Use this worksheet to calculate the amount of severance pay your employer may owe you. If you are covered by the ESA, you qualify for severance pay when your employment is severed and you:

  • have five or more years of employment with the employer,
    and
  • were employed by an employer who:
    • has a payroll in Ontario of at least $2.5 million,
      or
    • severed the employment of 50 or more employees in a six-month period because of a permanent discontinuance of all or part of the business at an establishment.

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