Maximum Room & Board Rates for Domestic Workers - Regulation Part 3, Section 14
This section sets out the maximum rate an employer may charge a domestic worker for room and board.
14. An employer must not charge a domestic worker more than $325 per month for room and board.
Employers must ensure they comply with federal legislation and requirements as well as the Employment Standards Act and Regulation. Federal requirements do not allow in-home caregivers who enter Canada under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to be charged room and board.
If federal requirements do not prohibit employers from charging for room and board, under this section, an employer is not allowed to charge a domestic worker more than $325 per month.
Under s.14 of the Act the rate charged by the employer to the domestic worker for room and board must be included in the employment contract.
Related sections of the Act or Regulation
- s.1, Definition, “domestic worker”
- s.14, Written employment contract for domestic workers
- s.15, Register of employees working in residences