• In my experience, yes. All the jobs I've ever held have paid out for unused vacation hours on the final paycheck. I don't know what the laws are (if any) regarding that, and it may be completely dependent on company policy... so I can't guarantee that your experiences will be the same.
  • I do not think there is a "typically" answer here. Each employer has their own policies on vacation time and severance rules also. It might also depend on how you quit, notice given to them, and other variables. Generally speaking I would say doubtful, unless it is stated and you can find that out by asking in their personnel office what the rule is for sick or vacation leave when one quits working tat that company. I am sure they would tell you what the written policy is on that.
  • I don't know about Canadian law, but in some US states employers are required to pay you for any unused paid time off when you leave your job. I can't imagine that Canada would be less progressive than the US on this issue. Good luck . . (Answer edited on basis of comments below -- O.S.) . .
  • It's completely dependent on the individual employer. There are no laws that require employers to offer paid time off, and likewise no laws regarding payment of accrued time upon termination. I wouldn't hold your breath about it, but you may get lucky.
  • In California, once you earn vacation, it's yours. "Use it or lose it" is illegal in California. If you don't take it, your employer has to pay it to you. Note that the answer is different for sick leave, which you can use if you don't use it. Some companies have "PTO" (paid time off) policies. Look at your employee manual to see if it is more like vaction (which it probably is) or sick leave.
  • I lost a job a while back and was really glad I had a full month of unused vacation time because they had to pay it out, which helped get me through.
  • In Australia you get paid out your unused holiday leave time. Sick pay is a use it or lose it issue, but I have always received any accrued holiday pay.
  • It depends on your contract and the manner in which you quit.

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