Certain types of jobs do not provide employment all year round. For example, jobs such as those held by fishermen, forest workers, farm workers, ski resort employees or vacation camp leaders are seasonal jobs. Despite the temporary nature of their employment, all seasonal workers are covered by the Act respecting labour standards, whether they are full-time or part-time employees.

These employees are entitled, among other things, to:

  • statutory holiday indemnities
  • the vacation indemnity
  • leaves for family or parental reasons.

However, it is important to keep certain elements in mind for the following types of workers:

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Contract of employment


The preparation of a contract of employment helps the employer and the employee to clearly define their respective expectations.

The two parties agree on:

  • the tasks to be performed
  • the wage
  • the work schedule
  • the length of the contract
  • vacation and leaves
  • any special clause specific to the job.

Simple and concise, the contract of employment, although not obligatory, makes it possible to avoid misunderstandings.


Please download a model contract