My InfoEmployees of the trades, grounds and transportation


Each year you are entitled to the following paid holidays , provided you work your scheduled shift immediately before and after the holiday:

  • Christmas Day (25 December)
  • Boxing Day (26 December)
  • New Year’s Day (1 January)
  • Family Day (The third Monday of February)
  • Good Friday (The Friday before Easter)
  • Easter Monday (Easter falls between 22 March and 26 April)
  • Victoria Day (The Monday preceding 25 May)
  • Canada Day (1 July)
  • Civic Holiday (The first Monday of August)
  • Labour Day (The first Monday of September)
  • Thanksgiving Day (The second Monday of October)

If you are required to work on a holiday, you can receive paid time and a half for the hours you work, plus eight additional hours of pay if the holiday falls on a weekday and 12 additional hours of pay if the holiday falls on a weekend, or you can choose to accumulate time off in lieu of pay.

Year-end Holiday season

The Holiday period begins at 5:00 pm on December 22, and work resumes on January 3, at 8:45 am or at the regular starting time for employees. Of course, if December 22 or January 3 fall on a Saturday or Sunday, the exact start and return dates will vary slightly. During this period you are on paid leave.