On Monday May 20, 2013, most Canadians get a day off work with pay on what is called Victoria Day.
On Friday March 29, 2013, also known as Good Friday, employees across Canada get a day off with regular pay or public holiday pay (depending on the jurisdiction).
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.
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.
Does your vacation policy require employees to take time off in consecutive weeks? What does the law say? The answer: it depends on the jurisdiction.
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Employees’ personal lives seem to interfere with their working lives significantly (many of us might say it’s the other way around!). Employees are facing increased responsibility outside the workplace, whether to children, aging parents, military service or many other pressures of their personal lives.
In general, under Employment/Labour Standards legislation, when public (statutory) holidays fall on non-working days, the employer must provide a substituted day off, which is another working day off work designated to replace a public holiday. Employees are entitled to be paid public holiday pay or an average day’s pay or regular pay for a substituted holiday depending on the province or territory of employment. However, many jurisdictions have public holiday provisions different from this general rule.
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…
Thanksgiving Day in Canada occurs on the second Monday in October every year. This year, Thanksgiving Day falls on Monday, October 8.
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 [...]
On June 20, 1868, a proclamation signed by the Governor General Lord Monck called upon all Her Majesty’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 1…
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…
June 21, 2012, is First Nations Day in Canada, and June 27, 2012, is Multiculturalism Day, and is worth mentioning.
On Monday May 21, 2012, most Canadians get a day off work with pay on what is called Victoria Day.