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Working or not working on family day? A public holiday in most jurisdictions

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.

 

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Family Day, a public holiday in British Columbia

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.

 

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Public holiday reminders, season’s greetings and holiday break

The team at First Reference Inc. and First Reference Talks blog wishes everyone a very Happy Holiday Season and all the best for the New Year!/L’Équipe de La Référence et du billet First Reference Talks vous souhaite de belles fêtes et une bonne et heureuse année.

 

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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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July 1, 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’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…

 

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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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First Nations Day and Multiculturalism Day in Canada

June 21, 2012, is First Nations Day in Canada, and June 27, 2012, is Multiculturalism Day, and is worth mentioning.

 

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Good Friday, a public (statutory) holiday, Passover and Easter

On Friday April 6, 2012, also known as Good Friday, employees across Canada get a day off with regular pay or public holiday pay (depending on the jurisdiction). If the employee is required to work on the holiday, the employee must be paid regular wages and get a substituted day off with pay at a later date (depending on the jurisdiction).

 

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Family Day: A public holiday in most jurisdictions

All jurisdictions in Canada provide for a number of public (also called statutory or general holidays) holidays each year. Some are common to all jurisdictions; others are specific to individual provinces and territories. This year, Family Day falls on Monday February 20, 2012.

 

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Public (statutory) holidays reminder and Seasons Greetings!

We’ll be taking a short break from posting and will be back in the New Year. However, before we go, we want to remind employers there are three public (statutory holidays) between December 25, 2011 to January 1, 2012. Happy Holidays to all!

 

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Christmas 2011 and New Year’s Day 2012: how will you substitute these public holidays?

I can’t believe the year 2011 is coming to an end and the holiday season is so near. Have you thought about how your organization will treat the public holidays around the end of the year? This year, Christmas, December 25, 2011, and New Year’s Day, January 1, 2012, fall on Sundays. The public holiday of Boxing Day, December 26, 2011, applies in Ontario and federally regulated workplaces only, and falls on a Monday.

 

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Thanksgiving day – public holiday

Thanksgiving is a public (statutory) holiday in all provinces and territories, except for the Atlantic provinces. Employees get a day off with regular pay or public holiday pay (depending on the province or territory of employment). If the employee is required to work on the holiday, the employee must be paid regular wages and get a substituted day off with pay at a later date (depending on the province or territory of employment). In the Atlantic provinces, retail business holidays legislation requires certain retail businesses to close on Thanksgiving day.

 

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Civic Holiday/Simcoe Day/First Monday in August: public holiday or not?

Every year we are asked if the first Monday in August (also referred to as Civic Holiday or Simcoe Day in some jurisdictions), is a public holiday under Employment Standards legislation. Well it depends. This year, Civic Holiday/Simcoe Day/First Monday in August falls on August 2, 2010.

 

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