Ontario Statotory Holidays :

Ontario statutory holidays consists of five nationwide and four provincial statutory holidays.

  1. New Year’s Day – January 1
  2. Family Day – Third Monday in February
  3. Good Friday – Friday before Easter Day
  4. Victoria Day – Monday before May 25
  5. Canada Day – July 1
  6. Labour Day – First Monday in September
  7. Thanksgiving Day – Second Monday in October
  8. Christmas Day – December 25
  9. Boxing Day – December 26

Optional Holidays :

  • Civic Holiday – first Monday in August; not a statutory holiday
  • Remembrance Day – November 11; not a statutory holiday

Special Rules for Ontario Statutory Holidays :

  • Most employees who qualify are entitled to take these days off work and be paid public holiday pay
  • Alternatively, the employee can agree electronically or in writing to work on the holiday and be paid :
    • public holiday pay plus premium pay for all hours worked on the public holiday and not receive another day off (called a “substitute” holiday);
    • be paid their regular wages for all hours worked on the public holiday and receive another substitute holiday for which they must be paid public holiday pay.
  • If a statutory holiday falls on employee’s day off, the first working day immediately following the holiday becomes employee’s statutory holiday.
  • A substitute holiday is another working day off work that is designated to replace a public holiday. Employees are entitled to be paid public holiday pay for a substitute holiday.

Source :

Source : Ontario Government Rules regarding Ontario Statutory Holidays

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