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Nunavut Leave & Compensation

Sick Days: No minimum.

Vacation: Must work 1 full year before entitled to vacation time.

Entitled to 2 weeks of vacation after each of the first 5 years of employment and must be paid at least 4% of vacationable earnings.

Entitled to 3 weeks of vacation after 6 consecutive years of employment and paid at least 6% of vacationable earnings.

Statutory Holidays: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, First Monday in August, Labour Day, Nunavut Day, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day and Christmas Day. *Easter Monday is for government employees only.



General Minimum Wage: $16.00 per hour

Scheduled Increases:
• Reviewed every April 1 but increase not required

Overtime Pay: 1.5 times the employees wage rate.

Overtime Hours: 

Daily Overtime – All hours worked over 8 hours in a day. Weekly Overtime – All hours worked over 40 hours in a week.

Statutory Holiday Pay: 

If worked: Time and a half plus regular pay or regular pay plus alternate day.

If not worked: Regular day’s pay.


Average Workers’ Comp Assessable Rate 2021: $2.40 per $100

Maximum Assessable/Insurable Earnings 2021: $97, 300