Quebec construction workers net $617 million in vacation pay

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A busy construction activity in Quebec has left workers with $617 million in vacation pay in 2023.

The Quebec Construction Commission (CCQ) sent cheques to 192,522 workers before the annual construction holiday that starts in less than a month..

This year, the traditional “construction holiday” will run from July 23 to Aug. 5.

Employers pay holiday and vacation pay stipulated in the collective agreements, on a monthly basis and payments were accumulated between July and December 2022 in the obligatory annual vacation pay and statutory holiday fund, which is administered by the commission.

The $617 million total jumped up from $553 million last year fur yo constant high levels of activity on Quebec construction sites.

This “exceeded forecasts in 2022, reaching 210.2 million hours” of work, the CCQ reported.

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