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Remembrance Day: Statutory holiday in some provinces

Remembrance Day, in some provinces, is considered a paid public (statutory) holiday, under Employment/Labour Standards legislation. There are various exemptions and considerations to take into account when it comes to Remembrance Day, as a statutory holiday.

 

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Remembrance Day: We must remember them!

The campaign to have Remembrance Day declared a national public (statutory) holiday in Canada without removing any existing public holiday is ongoing, and according to our recent HRinfodesk poll poll and comments received, many are of the opinion that it should.

 

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Civic holiday or First Monday in August, public holiday or not?

This year, the first Monday in August, also called Civic Holiday, among other names, depending on the province or territory, falls on Monday, August 3. The first Monday of August is a general holiday for employees in many parts of Canada. It is a public (statutory) holiday in some provinces and territories, but in others it has different legal status. It is often called the “August Holiday,” “Civic Holiday,” “Simcoe Day” (around Ontario), “Provincial Day,” “Heritage Day,” “Natal Day” or other local names.

 

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Will you get a February holiday?

As of 2015, six provinces have implemented statutory holidays (also known as public holidays) in February.

 

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Monday November 11, 2013, Remembrance Day, public holiday in some jurisdictions/memorial day in others

In Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador Remembrance Day is a paid public (statutory) holiday under their respective Employment/Labour Standards Acts.

 

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November 11, 2012, Remembrance Day, public holiday in some jurisdictions/memorial day in others

In Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Yukon, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador Remembrance Day is a paid public (statutory) holiday under the Employment Standards Act. Employees get a day off with regular pay and/or holiday pay; if the employee is required to work on the holiday, the…

 

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Thanksgiving Day, public holiday

Thanksgiving Day in Canada occurs on the second Monday in October every year. This year, Thanksgiving Day falls on Monday, October 8.

 

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First Monday in August, also known as Civic Holiday and other local names

This year, the first Monday in August, also called Civic Holiday, among other names, depending on the province or territory, falls on Monday August 6. The first Monday of August is a general holiday for employees in many parts of Canada. It is a public (statutory) holiday in some provinces and territories, but in others it has different legal status. It is often called the “August Holiday,” “Civic Holiday,” “Simcoe Day” (around Ontario), “Provincial Day,” “Heritage Day,” “Natal Day” or other local names.

 

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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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