Timing is everything when it comes to vacations

Be mindful of labour standards rules

Many employers have policies covering when and how employees are to take their vacation, but do those policies match the minimum requirements under labour standards? Here is a look at some rules around vacation time:


The minimum amount of time an employee takes for vacation each year is governed by labour standards law. All Canadian jurisdictions require employers to give employees a minimum number of weeks of paid vacation every year. In most provinces and territories, employees are entitled to two weeks of paid vacation, which increases to three after a certain number of years of employment. Ontario, Saskatchewan and Yukon are the exceptions.

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