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When to pay vacation pay; Records relating to vacation pay; Paying employees on jury duty
By Annie Chong
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 06/01/2015

When to pay vacation pay

Question: When employees take vacation, do we have to pay vacation pay at a certain time before the vacation begins or can we pay it on the regular payday that falls while the employee is on vacation?

Answer: The answer depends on the jurisdiction in which the employee works since vacation pay rules are covered by provincial/territorial labour standards laws and the Canada Labour Code for federally regulated workplaces, as the following table shows: