If you working for another individual or firm your employer will pay you a wage or salary. If you are self-employed you are responsible for your own salary.

To learn about your rights as an employee visit Settlement.Org and Employment Standards Act.

When your employer puts your pay directly into your bank account it is called direct deposit. If you are receiving direct deposit, your employer must give you a pay stub. The pay stub will show your "gross'" and “take-home” (or “net”) pay and all of the deductions made. Deductions come directly off your paycheque. They are income you have earned that the government takes to provides services and support for Canadians. .

Your take-home pay is the actual amount of money given to you. The gross pay is the original amount before the employer takes off taxes and deductions from your paycheque.

The following is a list of possible deductions on your paycheque: