Vacation Pay Rates and Entitlements

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

British Columbia

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

Alberta

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

Saskatchewan

Vacation Pay 3/52 (5.77%) for the first 9 years
4/52 (7.69%) after 10 years
Vacation Entitlements After 1 year - 3 weeks
After 10 years - 4 weeks

Manitoba

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

Ontario

Vacation Pay 4% for less than 5 years
6% after 5 years
Vacation Entitlements After 1 year - 2 weeks
After 5 years - 3 weeks

Québec

Vacation Pay 4% for less than 3 years
6% after 3 years
Vacation Entitlements Less than 1 year - 1 day per month not exceeding 2 weeks
1 to less than 3 years - 2 uninterrupted weeks
3 years and over 3 uninterrupted weeks

Entitlements for Québec employees in the clothing manufacturing industry
Vacation Pay Less than one year - 4%
1 year to less than 3 years - 6%
3 years and over - 8%
Vacation Entitlements Less than one year - 1 day per full month of uninterrupted service without exceeding 2 weeks
1 year to less than three years - 3 weeks, 2 weeks of which are continuous
3 years and over - 4 weeks, 3 weeks of which are continuous

New Brunswick

Vacation Pay 4% for less than 8 years
6% after 8 years
Vacation Entitlements Less than 8 years - 2 regular weeks or 1 day for each calendar month worked
More than 8 years 1 ¼ day/month worked or 3 weeks

Nova Scotia

Vacation Pay 4% for the first 7 years
6% at the start of the 8th year
Vacation Entitlements After 12 months - 2 weeks
After 8 years - 3 weeks

Prince Edward Island

Vacation Pay 4% for less than 8 years
6% after 8 years
Vacation Entitlements 1 to less than 8 years 2 weeks
8 years or more - 3 weeks

Newfoundland & Labrador

Vacation Pay 4% up to 15 years
6% after 15 years
Vacation Entitlements 1 to 15 years - 2 weeks
15 years or more - 3 weeks

Yukon

Vacation Pay 4%
Vacation Entitlements After 1 year - 2 weeks

Northwest Territories

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

Nunavut

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

Federal Government

Vacation Pay 4% after 1 year
6% after 6 years
8% after 10 years
Vacation Entitlements After 1 year - 2 weeks
After 6 years - 3 weeks
After 10 years - 4 weeks