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Remembrance Day, a public holiday for some, memorial day for others

Remembrance Day falls on Sunday, November 11 in 2018. Although Remembrance Day was declared a legal holiday like Canada Day and Victoria Day under the federal Holidays Act on March 1, 2018, provinces and territories determine which days are public holidays in their regions.

 

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Thanksgiving Day in Canada: Monday, October 8

In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October every year. This year, Thanksgiving Day is Monday, October 8.

 

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Canada Day, statutory (public) holiday

Canada Day is a celebration of Confederation in 1867 and is a statutory (public) holiday in all provinces. This year, Canada Day falls on Sunday, July 1, a non-working day for most. So, what day will employees have off work? Most employers may have opted to give employees the following day, Monday, July 2 as the day off in lieu of Sunday, but some businesses may have chosen the previous Friday (June 29).

 

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Celebrating Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day in Quebec

Saint-Jean-Baptiste

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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A rollback on calculation of holiday pay for Ontario employees

It will be interesting to see if there will be any other revocations or changes to the new provisions of the ESA depending on feedback from employees and employers. To date, only the calculation of public holiday pay has been temporarily rolled back.

 

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What’s old is new again (for now): Ontario government to review public holiday pay calculations and temporarily reinstate “old” formula effective July 1, 2018

Since the “old” Public Holiday Pay formula will not be reinstated until July 1, 2018, it’s important for employers to ensure they make the appropriate changes to their public holiday pay calculations at the right time.

 

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Remembrance Day as a national legal holiday enacted

At present, provinces and territories determine which days are public holidays. Remembrance Day is recognized as a statutory holiday for federally regulated workers under the Canada Labour Code.

 

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Family Day February 19: Which provinces have a day off with pay?

In Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick, Family Day is recognized as a public (statutory) holiday and employees get the day off with pay, if eligible. Each year, these provinces celebrate Family Day on the third Monday in February. In 2018, Monday, February 19 is Family Day.

 

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Family Day in British Columbia, February 12

Family Day in British Columbia is a statutory (public) holiday that is celebrated the second Monday in February each year. On Monday, February 12, 2018, British Columbians will be celebrating their sixth Family Day.

 

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Public holiday reminders for the 2017-18 holiday season

The holidays can either be considered the most relaxing time of year or the most stressful. It is a time where families and friends gather, gifts are exchanged and countless desserts are indulged. However, leading to that point of unwinding can be stressful for many, with the balancing of family demands and workplace year-end pressures.

 

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Remembrance Day may soon be a public holiday in Canada

The request to make Remembrance Day a national public holiday across Canada without removing any existing public holiday continues.

 

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Thanksgiving Day in Canada: Monday, October 9

In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October every year. This year, Thanksgiving Day is Monday, October 9.

 

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Labour Day is a global and national annual holiday

Across Canada, Labour Day is a public holiday that is observed on the first Monday in September every year. This year, Labour Day is Monday September 4, 2017. Government bodies and agencies, as well as most businesses, are closed on Labour Day.

 

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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

Saint-Jean-Baptiste

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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