How much annual vacation time am I entitled to? If you have worked less than one year, you are entitled to one day of vacation for each month you have been employed up to a maximum of two weeks. After working one year for the same employer, the employee is entitled to two weeks vacation each year. After working five years for the same employer, the employee is entitled to three weeks vacation each year.
Annual vacation may be divided into two periods if requested by the employee, unless the employer closes the establishment during the annual vacation period. The annual vacation may also be divided into more than two periods if the employer consents. However, a leave not exceeding one week cannot be divided. A provision of a collective agreement or of a decree can provide for or prohibit the division of the vacation time into two or more periods.
An employee with between one and five years service with the same employer can apply for the number of days without pay required to increase his/her annual vacation to three weeks.
How much vacation pay am I entitled to? If you have worked less than one year you are entitled to vacation pay equivalent to 4% of gross wages during the reference year (May 1-April 30). If you have worked more than a year for the same employer you are entitled to 4% of gross wages. If you have worked more than five years for the same employer you are entitled to 6% of gross wages.
When am I entitled to my vacation time? You are entitled to take your vacation time within 12 months of the end of the reference year.
If the establishment closes for two weeks when you would normally take your third weeks of vacation you may request to have the vacation replaced by a compensatory indemnity.
When should I receive my vacation pay? You should receive your vacation pay in a lump sum before your vacation begins.
What legislation determines the annual vacation and vacation pay? The Québec Act respecting labour standards provides the above regulations.