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