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Vataction law in Quebec

Discussion in 'Canadian Labour Legislation' started by PaoloAlto, Sep 25, 2019.

  1. Hello,
    I just started working in Montreal Sep 3.
    According to my work contract I have "3 weeks of vacation in accordance with applicable law".

    After talking with my HR person he said that in Quebec is a weird system where one "earns" vacation from March to March for the next year. In my case, I earn vacation from March 2019 to March 2020 which can be used in the period March 2020 to March 2021. This implies I have NO VACATION until March?!
    This also implies if somebody would start working in June, he would not have vacation for an entire year!

    I can't help myself but this being a misunderstanding. Not even in worker hostile places like California such a "draconian" rule is in place.

    Is anybody able to clarify this?

    Thank you!
  2. I don't know about Quebec, but that is what my company do.....or used to do until they changed the company rule. Earned vacation time is very common amongst companies. I had no vacation time for a year either.
  3. Earned vacation time is common but not everyone has to wait a year. Most will to wait over 6 months if they want to take off a full week.
    russ6970 likes this.

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