Canada and the US: Considering Cross-Border Employment

Everything you need to know about managing your workforce between the United States and Canada

Introduction to this whitepaper

From a common language, close proximity and similar time zones to aspects of shared history and culture, it’s easy to see why many ambitious companies in the United States and Canada consider tapping into neighbouring talent.

These two countries share over 5,500 miles of border territory — but although they may be geographically and customarily comparable, it’s important not to view them as the same.

When you’re hiring a Canadian as a US business or visa versa, you’re hiring internationally. To ensure the process goes smoothly and isn’t interrupted along the way, employers should consider the guidelines for hiring across the border.

Both countries have their own employment laws, and with the popularity of remote working on the rise, employer responsibility is becoming increasingly complex.

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