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Have you been fired or laid off?

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If my employer owes me money, when must it be paid to me?

Your employer must pay you your wages, including your vacation pay, by the later of these 2 dates:

  • 7 days after your employment ends
  • your next regular pay day

Your wages include any money owing to you as a result of your termination. However, severance pay can be paid in instalments if you agree in writing or if the Director of Employment Standards approves. In these cases, the payments must be made within 3 years. If your employer misses a scheduled payment, the balance of the severance pay becomes due immediately.