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Vacation

(Chapter 8 of the Decree)

To know the number of vacation weeks for an employee, one must take into account the number of years of service as well as the qualifying period, which is the period going from May 1st of a year to the April 30th of the following year.

At the end of a qualifying period:

  • the employee with less than one year of service is entitled to 1 day and a half per month of service
  • the employee with less than 10 years of service is entitled to 3 weeks
  • the employee with 10 to 23 years of service is entitled to 4 weeks
  • the employee with 23 to 33 years of service is entitled to 5 weeks
  • the employee with 33 years or more is entitled to 6 weeks.

The employee may require that his vacation be granted to him between April 30th and September 1st.

Vacation pay is calculated in the following manner:

  • The employee with less than 10 years of service at the end of a qualifying period is entitled to 6% of the total wages earned during this period
  • The employee with 10 to 23 years of service is entitled to 8% of the total wages earned during the qualifying period
  • The employee with 23 to 33 years of service is entitled to 10% of the total wages earned during the qualifying period
  • The employee with 33 years or more is entitled do 12% if the total wages earned during the qualifying period.

The employee may ask for the payment of the third and fourth week, without taking the vacation.
(Article 8.10)

The employee may split his vacation in two.
(Article 8.12)

Attention: If an employee is absent owing to sickness, an organ or tissue donation for transplant, an accident, if the employee is the victim of domestic violence, sexual violence or of a criminal act or is on maternity or paternity leave during the reference year, that absence should not result in the reduction of the employee's vacation pay. Consult article 8.04 of the Decree to learn more.