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Permit No.: AP – 2000195 - Valid from 2020/03/20 to 2022/0319

Your rights

Your rights

According to the law, the right to a vacations is acquired after a period of 12 consecutive months is completed, generally between May 1st and April 30th of the following year. The vacations duration to which the employee is allowed depends on the continued service. The more this period of time is long, the more the vacation’s duration can be. For more details, please visit this website

The majority of Québec employees have the right to a holiday and a payment for the following days:
  • January 1st (New Year’s Day)
  • Good Friday or Easter Monday at the employer’s choice;
  • The Monday preceding May 25th (National Patriots’ Day);
  • June 24th (National Holiday);
  • July 1st. If this date falls on a Sunday: July 2nd;
  • The 1st Monday in September (Labour Day)
  • The second Monday in October (Thanksgiving)
  • December 25th (Christmas Day)
There are some exceptions concerning the payment provided by the employer and concerning the arranged holiday date. For all the details, please visit this website

If an employer decides to end a contract of employment, they must provide a job termination notice and pay all the sum owed to the employee such as the salary, supplementary worked hours and the vacation indemnity (which is normally of 4%) For more information, you can visit this website

La Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST)  is an organization in charge of work health and safety management in Québec. It is the CNESST who insures Quebec workers when they’re victims of a work-related accident or a work-related illness. This organization makes sure all the worker rights related to security training are respected. For more information, you can visit this website