What Holidays Are Paid?
Paid holidays, also called statutory holidays, are determined by law. Thus, they depend on the legislation in place. In Quebec, there are 8 statutory holidays:
- January 1 (New Year’s Day);
- Good Friday or Easter Monday, at the employer’s discretion;
- The Monday before May 25 (National Patriots Day);
- June 24 (Québec’s National Holiday);
- July 1 (Canada Day);
- The first Monday of September (Labour Day);
- The second Monday of October (Thanksgiving Day);
- December 25 (Christmas).
In Canada, federal public service employees may benefit from additional statutory holidays:
- Good Friday and Easter Monday;
- September 30 (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation);
- Novembre 11 (Remembrance Day);
- December 26 (Boxing Day);
- Provincial or civic holiday in the area where they are employed (instead of June 24