9. Annual Vacation and Vacation Pay

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ANNUAL VACATION & VACATION PAY

 

  • EVERY EMPLOYEE IS ENTITLED TO AN ANNUAL VACATION & VACATION PAY.

  • THE LENGTH OF TIME AN EMPLOYEE HAS WORKED FOR THE EMPLOYER DETERMINES ELIGIBILITY FOR ANNUAL VACATION.

  • VACATION PAY IS PAID BY THE APPLICABLE PERCENTAGE OF 4% OR 6% OF GROSS WAGES. THE APPLICABLE PERCENTAGE IS DEPENDED ON THE LENGTH OF SERVICE WITH THE EMPLOYER.

 

ANNUAL VACATION

AFTER AN EMPLOYEE HAS BEEN EMPLOYED BY THE SAME EMPLOYER FOR ONE YEAR AND FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, HE / SHE IS ELIGIBLE FOR AN ANNUAL VACATION OF TWO WEEKS. THE YEARS OF EMPLOYMENT FOLLOWING THE FIRST FIVE YEARS OF EMPLOYMENT, THE EMPLOYEE IS TO RECEIVE AN ANNUAL VACATION OF THREE WEEKS.

 

VACATION PAY

AT LEAST ONE DAY BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF THE VACATION OR AT AN EARLIER PRESCRIBED TIME, PAY TO THE EMPLOYEE THE VACATION PAY TO WHICH THE EMPLOYEE IS ENTITLED IN RESPECT OF THAT VACATION.

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ANNUAL VACATION & VACATION PAY

 

VACATION PAY –DEFINED

VACATION PAY MEANS 4% OF THE TOTAL GROSS WAGES OF AN EMPLOYEE FROM START DATE OF WORK AND FOR THE FIRST FIVE (5) YEARS OF EMPLOYMENT AND 6% OF THE TOTAL GROSS WAGES OF AN EMPLOYEE FOR THE SIXTH AND SUBSEQUENT YEARS OF WORK WITH THE SAME EMPLOYER.

 

VACATION PAY & TERMINATION FROM EMPLOYMENT

WHEN AN EMPLOYEE QUITS HIS OR HER JOB, OR IS LAID OFF OR TERMINATED, THE EMPLOYEE IS ENTITLED TO RECEIVE, AT THAT TIME, WHATEVER VACATION PAY HAS ACCUMULATED BUT HAS NOT ALREADY BEEN PAID.

 

ALL EMPLOYEES ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID VACATION PAY, NO MATTER HOW LONG THEY WERE EMPLOYED WITH THE EMPLOYER.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 

LABOUR STANDARDS COMPLIANCE OFFICE 

BOX 1000, STN 590

IQALUIT, NUNAVUT X0A 0H0

 

TEL: 1-867-975-6322 TOLL FREE: 1- 877-806-8402

FAX: 1-867-975-6367

 

THIS IS A GUIDE ONLY

FOR INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATIONPURPOSES, REFER TO THE NUNAVUT LABOUR STANDARDS ACT, ITSREGULATIONS AND AMMENDMENTS.