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There are three areas of legal responsibility if you plan to have employees. They are:

Apply to each of the agencies listed below.

PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS

Open a Payroll Deductions account under your existing Business Number (BN) or obtain a BN if you don’t already have one.

Call the Canada Revenue Agency at 1-800-959-5525 or sbbc.co/crapayroll for information on the forms required, how to calculate the required deductions, and how to remit them to CRA.

 

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ACT

Ensure you’re aware of your requirements as an employer under the Employment Standards Act.

Contact the BC Employment Standards Branch at 1-800-663-3316 or sbbc.co/BCesb.

 

WORKERS COMPENSATION

Register for workers compensation coverage for your employees and yourself.

Call WorkSafeBC at 604-244-6181 or 1-888-922-2768 or https://www.worksafebc.com/en.

Note: Self-employed individuals can obtain coverage through Personal Option Protection.