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Students who work at a summer camp

Students who work at a summer camp or in a non-profit social or community organization, such as a day camp, are entitled to the same conditions under the Loi sur les normes du travail as other workers except for minimum wage, overtime and vacation.

A summer camp, that is, a sleep-away camp, should not be confused with a day camp, where the children and counsellors go home at night. The summer camp does not have to be recognized as a non-profit organization for the exceptions to apply.

Specific provisions

Wages

Students who work at a summer camp or in a non-profit social or community organization, such as a day camp, are excluded from the minimum wage standard.

The minimum wage is mandatory only if the summer camp or day camp is for profit.

Overtime

Hours worked after the standard work week (40 hours) must be paid on a straight time basis and not on a time and a half basis for students who work at a summer camp or in a non-profit social or community organization.

Vacation

Students who work at a summer camp or in a non-profit social or community organization do not have paid annual vacation.

Training

As with other workers, students must be paid when they are doing training. Furthermore, the employer cannot impose a trial or probationary period without paying them.

Laws and regulations

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