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Ten things Canadian employers need to know about statutory holidays

Statutory holidays are days designated by government to mark special occasions or events. In Canada, there are several statutory holidays. Some are national and every province and territory observes the public holiday; some are provincial/territorial holidays, unique to a particular jurisdiction. Typically, a statutory holiday means that workers are entitled to take the day off without losing pay. But this is a general entitlement, with several exceptions and qualifications…

 

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Family Day, a public holiday in British Columbia

Employees in British Columbia get a day off with pay on Family Day which is celebrated the second Monday in February each year. As a result, family day for BC employees this year is Monday February 10.

 

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Working or not working on family day? A public holiday in most jurisdictions

Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island and British Columbia are the Canadian jurisdiction that recognize Family Day as a public (statutory) holiday and allow workers that qualify time off with pay on that day. This year except in British Columbia, family day for these provinces fall on February 18, 2013.

 

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Family Day, a public holiday in British Columbia

Employees in British Columbia get a day off with pay on Family Day which is celebrated the second Monday in February each year. As a result, family day for BC employees this year is Monday February 11.

 

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