What is vacation pay?
Vacation pay is calculated as a percentage of the gross wages an employee earns during a year of employment. A year of employment is defined as the period beginning on the date an employee is hired, or on any anniversary of that date, and ending 12 consecutive months later. The rate and entitlements for vacation pay vary by province and territory.
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2023 Vacation Pay & Entitlements by Province
The following table outlines the current provincial vacation pay rates and annual employee vacation entitlements:
Disclaimer: The information provided in this guide is for informational purposes only. It is not professional financial or legal advice nor is it intended to be a substitute therefore. Where there are discrepancies between the guide and information provided by the federal government, provincial government, or the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) or Revenu Québec, defer to the guidelines provided by the governing agencies.