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Including overtime pay when calculating vacation pay | When vacation entitlement begins | Retaining vacation pay records
By Annie Chong
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 05/23/2019

Including overtime pay when calculating vacation pay

QUESTION: Is overtime pay automatically included when calculating the amount of vacation pay owing to an individual employee?

ANSWER: Under employment standards law, overtime pay is included when calculating vacation pay in all Canadian jurisdictions, except for the western provinces of Alberta and Manitoba.