Vacation Pay Rates and Entitlements

We've summarized current provincial holiday pay rates and annual employee vacation entitlements.

British Columbia

Holiday Pay 4% for the first 5 years
6% after 5 years
Vacation Entitlements after 1 year - 2 weeks
after 5 years - 3 weeks

Alberta

Holiday Pay 4% for the first 5 years
6% after 5 years
Vacation Entitlements after 1 year - 2 weeks
after 5 years - 3 weeks

Saskatchewan

Holiday Pay 6% for the first 9 years
8% after 9 years
Vacation Entitlements after 1 year - 3 weeks
after 10 years - 4 weeks

Manitoba

Holiday Pay 4% for the first 5 years
6% after 5 years
Vacation Entitlements after 1 year - 2 weeks
after 5 years - 3 weeks

Ontario

Holiday Pay 4% of gross
Vacation Entitlements after 12 months - 2 weeks

Quebec

Holiday Pay 4% for the first 5 years
6% after 5 years
Vacation Entitlements up to 1 year - 1 day per month
from 1 to 5 years - 2 consecutive weeks plus optional days without pay up to 3 weeks
after 5 years - 3 consecutive weeks

New Brunswick

Holiday Pay 4% for less than 8 years
6% after 8 years
Vacation Entitlements up to 8 years - 2 regular weeks or 1 day for each calender month in which an employee works (whichever is less)
after 8 years - 3 weeks

Nova Scotia

Holiday Pay 4% for the first 8 years.
6% after 8 years.
Vacation Entitlements after 12 months - 2 weeks
after 8 years - 3 weeks

Prince Edward Island

Holiday Pay 4% for the first 8 years.
6% after 8 years.
Vacation Entitlements after 12 months - 2 weeks
after 8 years - 3 weeks

Newfoundland & Labrador

Holiday Pay 4% up to 15 years
6% after 15 years
Vacation Entitlements after 12 months - 2 weeks
after 15 years - 3 weeks

Yukon

Holiday Pay 4%
Vacation Entitlements after 1 year - 2 weeks

Northwest Territories

Holiday Pay 4% for the first 5 years
6% after 5 years
Vacation Entitlements after 1 year - 2 weeks
after 5 years - 3 weeks

Nunavut

Holiday Pay 4% for the first 5 years
6% after 5 years
Vacation Entitlements after 1 year - 2 weeks
after 5 years (these years may be non-consecutive if within 10 years) - 3 weeks

Federal Government

Holiday Pay 4% for the first 6 years
6% after 6 years
Vacation Entitlements after 1 year - 2 weeks
after 6 years - 3 weeks