Are "use it or lose it" vacation policies legal in Canada?
"Use it or lose it" vacation policies are illegal in Canada, unlike the situation in the United States. It wasn't until roughly 1944, that vacation legislation was first enacted in Canada, making vacations with pay a legal right for employees.
Employment Standards sets out the minimum legislation relating to employment and each jurisdiction has it's own legislation surrounding the treatment of vacation. Legislation surrounding vacation, will often address: