Every manager or part time worker in Canada is entitled to a paid vacation but one major fact is the vacation pay any employee gets is quite different from the vacation time that he gets. Listed below are some of their differences;
Under Vacation Time
- Every worker in Canada is entitled to take three weeks away from work every year except for places like Saskatchewan where you are allowed to take three weeks off work. A worker’s vacation entitlement could either be a chosen date by the company, an anniversary date or a calendar year.
- Employers also have a say about when an employee decides to go on vacation and also in some companies, employers have given employees the permission to choose vacation dates
- Some employers have certain jurisdictions on how you take your vacation as you can either take your two weeks off immediately or take them in separate weeks.
- If an employee’s coincides with statutory holiday then such employee has the right to take an extra day off.
- Employers must not demand employees to make use of any unused vacation and also employees don’t have to be paid for not spending their vacation time.
Under Vacation Pay
- This amount is usually paid to an employee when he or she takes a vacation but it is varies as certain companies in Canada prefer to pay this amount in every pay-check or on the work-anniversary date
- Employers ought to add an extra amount for vacation pay which is different an employee’s regular earning. This extra amount is a calculated percentage of vacationable earning.
- Vacation earnings varies in Canada as every earning earned by an employee isn’t termed as vacationable
These are the major difference between a vacation pay and a vacation time.