There are five (5) general holidays with pay: New Year's Day, Christmas Day, Good Friday, Canada Day, and Labour Day.
In order to qualify for a holiday with pay:
No. Employers and employees cannot contract outside of the minimum standards of the Code. If an employee meets the qualifications for holiday pay, the employee is entitled to receive it regardless of how long the employee has been employed with the employer.
There are no provisions under the Labour Standards Code prohibiting employers from requiring staff to work on any of the general holidays. Some retail businesses are required to close on the holidays. Employees in these business may have the right to refuse to work if they are scheduled to work on the holiday.
This holiday is governed by the Remembrance Day Act. This Act provides that where an employee, in certain industries, is required to work on Remembrance Day he/she may be entitled to receive a day off with pay. Employers would be required to pay such employees only their regular wages for the hours worked on Remembrance Day. If an employee does not work on Remembrance Day, the employer is not obliged to pay the employee for that day.
Please refer to the Remembrance Day Holiday for further information.
If you qualify for paid holiday, you would get another day off with pay. Here are the options: