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Each year you are entitled to the following paid holidays:

  • 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 a holiday falls on your weekly day of rest other than Saturday or Sunday, you will be granted a day of holiday leave at a later date.

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.

If you are asked to work during the year-end holiday season, you have the choice of receiving your regular hourly rate of pay plus your base salary or the equivalent time in paid leave. If you are asked to work on December 23 or 24 (morning), you accumulate paid leave that you may use in the following year.