Employees receive a minimum of three weeks of vacation after each year of employment. Employees who complete 10 years of work with the same employer receive a minimum of four weeks of vacation.
Paying Vacation Pay
All eligible full-time, part-time, casual, temporary, and seasonal employees (including those who have not worked a full year with the same employer) receive vacation pay so they are paid during this time off work.
Employees receive vacation pay:
- at their request before taking vacation; or
- on a normal payday during a vacation.
If employees do not take their vacation, vacation pay must be paid within 11 months after they become entitled to their annual vacation.
Vacation Pay on Termination of Employment
Employees are to be paid previously unpaid vacation pay within 14 days of termination.
Vacation entitlements after change of ownership
If an employee is still employed at a business after a sale, lease or transfer to a new employer, their service (number of days, weeks or years with the same employer) with the previous employer is maintained for the purpose of their vacation entitlements and any other employment standards involving length of employment. Employees are entitled to vacation entitlements based on how long they were employed by both employers.