How much annual vacation time am I entitled to?
Upon working one year you are entitled to two weeks annual vacation time. After five continuous years with the same employer, the employee is entitled to three weeks vacation time.
The employer cannot require an employee to take his vacation time in periods of less than one week’s duration. However, employees may request vacations in periods of less than a week.
Annual vacation does not include statutory holidays which an employee is entitled to.
Both full and part time employees are eligible for annual vacation.
An employer is prohibited from granting bonus time or sick time and later reducing an employee’s vacation entitlement as a result of the previously granted leave.
How much vacation pay am I entitled to?The employee is entitled to vacation pay equivalent to 4% of annual earnings. After five continuous years, the employee is entitled to vacation pay equivalent to 6% of annual earnings.
When am I entitled to my vacation time?
You are entitled to take your vacation after 12 consecutive months of employment. Vacation time must be taken within 12 months after completing the year of employment entitling the employee to the vacation.
When should I receive my vacation pay?At least 7 days before the vacation begins, or on the employer’s scheduled paydays, if agreed by the employer and the employee or by collective agreement.
What legislation determines the annual vacation and vacation pay?The British Columbia Employment Standards Act.