What Is a Work Shift?

A work shift refers to a period of time during which an employee works.

What Are the Different Types of Work Shifts?

There are several different types of shifts, such as:

  • Day shifts
  • Night shifts
  • Evening shifts
  • Weekend shifts

What Is the Minimum Duration of a Work Shift?

In practice in Canada, the minimum work shift is three hours. A person required to work for less than three hours is deemed to have worked at least three hours and, therefore, will be paid for three hours’ work regardless of the actual length of the shift. This is called attendance allowance.

Start scheduling
in minutes.

Up to 21 days of free trial. Easy setup. Cancel anytime.