Hi There, My wife and I are dipping our toes in the idea of moving to Canada, but we have a major sticking point that I have seen come up a few times and that is the amount of annual leave you guys get. At the moment I am working part time and my wife buys and extra week annual leave ontop of her very generous 32 day annual leave package to make a total of 37 and I get around 17 because of my part time status. Between us we have to cover the almost 11 weeks of school holidays and the only way we can do that is the fact I dont work Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursady otherwise all of our annual leave bar a few days goes on being at home when the kids are not in school. How in the name of niagra falls, do Canadians cover school holidays, which looking around seems to be similar to british quantities when you only get 10 to 15 days off a year, there are roughly 55 school holidays a year (assuming 11 weeks off not counting weekends) and 2 full time working parents would only have (assuming you wrangled 3 weeks off each) 30 days annual leave. 55 - 30 = 25 days you kids are home when you are not........... I can only assume that the quanities of Nannies in Canada is huge as I just dont see how you can look after your own children with so much school holidays and so little annual leave. Unless of course only a single parent works but then you have a whole familly on a single income and thats a totally different mess. Can anyone explain how this works or workarounds that we have not yet thought about please Many thanks!