Statutory Holiday

Public holidays in Canada, known as "statutory holidays", "stat holidays", or simply "stats", are legislated at the national, provincial and territorial levels. Many of these holidays are observed nationwide, but each province and territory in Canada has its own holidays as well.While major Christian holidays such as Christmas and Good Friday are officially observed, leave is permitted for other religious holidays as well. For example, some school children and employees take days off for Jewish holidays, Muslim holidays, or Eastern Orthodox observances according to the Julian calendar.
Posts about Statutory Holiday
  • Seasonal Worker Series (Part 4): Stat Holidays and Vacation

    … Photo by Crew Marketing By Geoff Mason. Earlier this month, we continued my 5-part blog series on summer employment with a post describing the special employment rules that apply to certain summer-centric industries. In today’s post (Part 4), I review the rules that apply to statutory holiday pay and vacation entitlements. Of the 10…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 13 readers -
  • Why Cash Isn’t King: Lessons for Small Businesses

    … from penalties and prosecution. If you are an employer who has been paying cash to employees and wants to clean up any potential liability with the CRA, we recommend that you obtain advice from a lawyer who specialized in tax. An Alternative to Cash: Independent Contractor Relationships Rather than put themselves at risk, if possible…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 16 readers -
  • Richard Johnson’s Top 10 Employee Tips for 2016

    … for employees in British Columbia: You are eligible for statutory holiday pay if you’ve been employed for at least 30 days before the stat holiday, and you have worked and/or earned money for at least 15 of those days. You may take up to eight weeks’ unpaid compassionate care leave from your job to care for a family member. You may take up…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 35 readers -
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