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Canada Day, statutory (public) holiday: Celebrating 150 years!

Canada celebrates 150 years on July 1! In all provinces and territories, Canada Day is a statutory (public) holiday. This year, July 1 is a Saturday, a non-working day for most. Therefore, what day will employees have off work?

 

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Celebrating Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day in Quebec

In Quebec, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, Fête nationale du Québec et de la Francophonie canadienne, is a statutory holiday on June 24 each year.

 

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Canada Day, a statutory (public) holiday: Canada turns 149!

Every July 1, Canadians commemorate their country’s birthday. Canada turns 149 this year! In all provinces and territories, Canada Day is a statutory (public) holiday. Typically, employees do get Canada Day off with regular pay or public holiday pay (depending on the province or territory of employment). In the event employees are required to work on the public holiday, the employee must be paid regular wages and get a substituted day off with pay at a later date (again, this depends on the province or territory of employment).

 

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St-Jean Baptiste Day/National Holiday, a public holiday in Quebec

In Quebec, June 24 is “la Fête nationale”, the province’s official holiday and celebration of French Canadian culture. The festivities occur on June 23 and 24, and since 1978 are publicly financed and organized by the National Holiday Organizing Committee.

 

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Wednesday July 1, Canada Day, a public national holiday

Under the federal Holidays Act, Canada Day is observed on July 1. The only exception is if July 1 falls on a Sunday, it is observed the following business day, which is Monday. As it turns out, this year July 1 falls on Wednesday. Right in the middle of a work week. Creating a very weird work schedule. But no worries, after 2015, Canada Day will fall on days that will create a long weekend for the following four years.

 

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St-Jean Baptiste Day/National Holiday, a public holiday in Quebec

In Quebec, June 24 is “la Fête nationale”, the province’s official holiday and celebration of French Canadian culture. The festivities occur on June 23 and 24, and since 1978 are publicly financed and organized by the National Holiday Organizing Committee.

 

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Remembrance Day should be a national holiday!

The request to make Remembrance Day a national public holiday across Canada without removing any existing public holiday continues. It would make sense to make this a statutory holiday in every province and territory—even in Ontario and Quebec. As we mourn the death of two soldiers killed in separate attacks on home soil, Canadians were […]

 

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St-Jean Baptiste Day/National Holiday, a public holiday in Quebec

In Quebec, June 24 is “la Fête nationale”, the province’s official holiday and celebration of French Canadian culture. The festivities occur on June 23 and 24…

 

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Victoria Day, a public (statutory) holiday in some jurisdictions

On Monday May 19, 2014, most Canadians get a day off work with pay on what is called Victoria Day. In Quebec, it is called National Patriots’ Day.

 

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St-Jean Baptiste Day/National Holiday, a public holiday in Quebec

In Quebec, June 24 is la Fête nationale, the province’s official holiday and celebration of French Canadian culture. The festivities occur on June 23 and 24, and since 1978 are publicly financed and organized by the National Holiday Organizing Committee.

 

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Labour Day, Monday, September 3, is the next public (statutory) holiday

September 3 Labour day 2012

Labour Day originates in the labour union movements of the 1800s as a way to celebrate the social and economic advancements and to pay tribute to the driving force of our economy. The history of Labour Day continued to be connected with organized labour. Initially, the first unofficial “Labour Days” in Canada were actually protests […]

 

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St-Jean Baptiste Day/National Holiday, a public holiday in Quebec

June 24 is Quebec’s official holiday and all employees in Quebec are entitled to the holiday. Public holiday pay for the holiday is equivalent to…

 

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Canada Day/Dominion Day, a public national holiday

On June 20, 1868, a proclamation signed by the Governor General Lord Monck called upon all Her Majesty Queen Victoria’s loving subjects throughout Canada to join in the celebration of the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation under the name of Canada on July 1st.

 

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June 24, Quebec St-Jean Baptiste Day/National Holiday

In Quebec, June 24 is la Fête nationale, the province’s national holiday and celebration of French Canadian culture. All employees in Quebec are entitled to the holiday…

 

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