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Employment Agreement

Employment contracts are agreements between employees and employers, under which a natural person performs work for another person under their management and control. Employers are required to pay employees for their work and to ensure the conditions of employment stipulated in the contract, collective agreement, law, or administrative act.

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ID number: 11546
Language: English
Type: Contract
Category: Employment & HR
Jurisdiction: Canada | Ontario
Published: 25.02.2023

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Employment Contract


THIS AGREEMENT made as of the __ day of __, 20__ , between  [name of employer] a corporation incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario,  and having its principal place of business at __ (the “Employer“);  and [name of employee], of the City of __ in the Province of Ontario  (the “Employee“).

WHEREAS the Employer desires to obtain the benefit of the services of the Employee, and the  Employee desires to render such services on the terms and conditions set forth.

IN CONSIDERATION of the promises and other good and valuable consideration (the sufficiency and receipt of which are hereby acknowledged) the parties agree as follows:


The Employee agrees that he will at all times faithfully, industriously, and to the best of his skill, ability, experience and talents, perform all of the duties required of his position. In carrying out  these duties and responsibilities, the Employee shall comply with all Employer policies,  procedures, rules and regulations, both written and oral, as are announced by the Employer from  time to time. It is also understood and agreed to by the Employee that his assignment, duties and  responsibilities and reporting arrangements may be changed by the Employer in its sole  discretion without causing termination of this agreement.


As a __, the Employee is required to perform the following duties and undertake the following responsibilities in a professional manner.

(a) – __;

(b) – __;

(c) –  __;

(d) –  __;

(e) Other duties as may arise from time to time and as may be assigned to the employee.


(a) As full compensation for all services provided the employee shall be paid at the rate of __. Such payments shall be subject to such normal statutory deductions by the Employer.

(b) [may wish to include bonus calculations or omit in order to exercise discretion]

(c) The salary mentioned in paragraph (3)(a) shall be review on an annual basis.

(d) All reasonable expenses arising out of employment shall be reimbursed assuming same have been authorized prior to being incurred and with the provision of appropriate receipts.


The Employee shall be entitled to vacations in the amount of __ weeks per annum.


The Employer shall at its expense provide the Employee with the Health Plan that is currently in  place or as may be in place from time to time.


It is understood and agreed that the first ninety days of employment shall constitute a  probationary period during which period the Employer may, in its absolute discretion, terminate  the Employee’s employment, for any reason without notice or cause.


The Employee will be provided with a written performance appraisal at least once per year and  said appraisal will be reviewed at which time all aspects of the assessment can be fully discussed.


(a) The Employee may at any time terminate this agreement and his employment by  giving not less than two weeks written notice to the Employer.

(b) The Employer may terminate this Agreement and the Employee’s employment at  any time, without notice or payment in lieu of notice, for sufficient cause.  (c) The Employer may terminate the employment of the Employee at any time  without the requirement to show sufficient cause pursuant to (b) above, provided  the Employer pays to the Employee an amount as required by the Employment  Standards Act 2000 or other such legislation as may be in effect at the time of  termination. This payment shall constitute the employees entire entitlement  arising from said termination.

(d) The employee agrees to return any property of __  at the time of termination.


(1) It is further acknowledged and agreed that following termination of the  employee’s employment with __ for any reason the employee  shall not hire or attempt to hire any current employees of __.

(2) It is further acknowledged and agreed that following termination of the  employee’s employment with __ for any reason the employee  shall not solicit business from current clients or clients who have retained  __ in the 6 month period immediately preceding the employee’s  termination.

10. LAWS 

This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario.


The Employee acknowledges that the Employer has provided the Employee with a reasonable  opportunity to obtain independent legal advice with respect to this agreement, and that either:

(a) The Employee has had such independent legal advice prior to executing this agreement, or;

(b) The Employee has willingly chosen not to obtain such advice and to  execute this agreement without having obtained such advice.


This agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties, superseding in all respects any  and all prior oral or written agreements or understandings pertaining to the employment of the  Employee by the Employer and shall be amended or modified only by written instrument signed  by both of the parties hereto.


The parties hereto agree that in the event any article or part thereof of this agreement is held to be unenforceable or invalid then said article or part shall be struck and all remaining provision shall  remain in full force and effect.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the Employer has caused this agreement to be  executed by its duly authorized officers and the Employee has set his hand  as of the date first above written.

SIGNED, SEALED AND DELIVERED in the presence of:


[Name of employee]


[Signature of Employee]


[Name of Employer Rep]


[Signature of Employer Rep]


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