Vacation Time Increase After 5 years

Administrators will be familiar with the 2 weeks’ Vacation time requirement for newer employees, but it is easy to overlook the fact that this amount must be increased. An employee who has been working at UBC for over 5 consecutive years is entitled to a full 3 weeks under BC’s Employment Standards Act. Furthermore, these entitlements are “paid vacation” in the sense that they include both pay and time off.  No vacation increases are required for employees already receiving 3 weeks or more.

Detailed information on the application of Employment Standards is located in the ESA interpretation manual.