Criteria Used to Determine a Worker's Status
To determine whether you are considered a self-employed person or an employee, we assess the degree of subordination existing between you and your client or employer.
You are considered a self-employed person if you are free to choose the means of carrying out a contract and no relationship of subordination exists between you and your client.
You are considered an employee if, under a written or verbal contract, you undertake for a limited time to do work for remuneration under the direction or control of an employer.
The following six criteria determine your status:
- subordination in the performance of work
- financial or economic criterion
- ownership of tools
- integration of the tasks carried out
- specific result of the work
- the parties' attitude regarding their relationship