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Statutory Holiday

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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Labour Day is an annual and global holiday

Labour Day is an annual and global holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers around the world. For most countries, Labour Day is linked with International Workers’ Day, which occurs on May 1. For other countries, Labour Day is celebrated on a different date, often one with special significance for the labour movement in that country.

 

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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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Celebrating National Aboriginal Day

Thursday June 21, 2018, marks National Aboriginal Day in Canada. This day of recognition and celebration honours the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

 

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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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Victoria Day, public (statutory) holiday in Canada

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In Canada, Monday, May 21, 2018 is recognized as a public (statutory) holiday known as Victoria Day, except in the Atlantic provinces (New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island). In Quebec, the public holiday is referred to as National Patriots’ Day (Journée nationale des patriotes).

 

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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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Good Friday, Easter and Passover in 2018

Good Friday, observed on March 30 this year, is a statutory (public) holiday recognized across Canada. Depending on the jurisdiction, most employees are entitled to a day off with regular pay or public holiday pay.

 

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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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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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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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