General Holiday Calculator

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If you work in multi-employer longshoring, this calculator will not address your needs. Please refer to our Contact Us page if you require further information.

This tool is provided to estimate general holiday entitlement and pay under the Canada Labour Code, Part III for general holidays occurring AFTER March 16, 2015.

This tool does not create a Labour Standards Complaint nor will it start an investigation by Employment and Social Development Canada – Labour Program. If incorrect information is used, this tool will produce incorrect results. This tool does not provide specific advice or recommendations. In addition, there may also be other factors that affect the outcome and an investigation by the Labour Program could produce a different result.




Using The General Holiday Calculator





Select a General Holiday

If the day you wish to select is not listed then pick the option "Substituted Day (Pursuant to section 195)". You will be given the opportunity to select any day from the calendar which appears. All calculations will be based on the date you select as a general holiday.

Note

The Labour Program can only recover general holiday pay owed going back one year from either the date of a complaint or from a date of termination.





Are you a manager or a working professional (architectural, dental, engineering, legal or medical professional)?

Answer Yes if you are a manager or superintendent who exercises management functions.
Answer Yes if you are working as a professional member of the architectural, dental, engineering, legal or medical professions. For more detailed information on mangers and superintendents, refer to IPG-049 - Clarification on Excluded Employees.

Continuous operations do not run on a fixed, Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm work schedule. These types of operations run "continuously", without stopping their operations for holidays or weekends.
General Holidays - Continuous Operations
“Employed in a continuous operation” means, in respect of an employee, employment in
(a) any industrial establishment in which, in each seven-day period, operations once begun normally continue without cessation until the completion of the regularly scheduled operations for that period;
(b) any operations or services concerned with the running of trains, planes, ships, trucks or other vehicles, whether in scheduled or non-scheduled operations;
(c) any telephone, radio, television, telegraph or other communication or broadcasting operations or services; or
(d) any operation or service normally carried on without regard to Sundays or general holidays.
Continuous operations do not have the luxury of shutting down for holidays or only operating during normal business hours such as Monday to Friday from 9 to 5. These types of operations run "continuously", without regard to holidays or weekends. As a result, special provisions exist in the law to accommodate these operations.

The Canada Labour Code, Part III does not prohibit work on a general holiday.

A person is deemed to be in the employment of another person when they are available at the call of that other person, whether or not they are called on to perform any work.

A person is deemed to be in the employment of another person when they are available at the call of that other person, whether or not they are called on to perform any work.

The Canada Labour Code, Part III does not prohibit work on a general holiday.

Help on question :013 7. Longshoring ? (Reg 19) ?
“Longshoring employment” means employment in the loading or unloading of ship’s cargo and in operations related to the loading or unloading of ship’s cargo;

You were paid in whole or in part by commissions or similar amounts. These payments were based on the volume of sales made or the contracts negotiated.

Help on question : 016 Multi or Separate?

Help on question : 022 7. Longshoring ? (Reg 19)
“Longshoring employment” means employment in the loading or unloading of ship’s cargo and in operations related to the loading or unloading of ship’s cargo;

Help on question : 023 Multi or Separate ?

Help on question : 024 7. Longshoring ? (Reg 19)
“Longshoring employment” means employment in the loading or unloading of ship’s cargo and in operations related to the loading or unloading of ship’s cargo;

You were paid in whole or in part by commissions or similar amounts. These payments were based on the volume of sales made or the contracts negotiated.

Help on question : 029 6. Are you paid on a basis other than time OR do your wages differ?

Help on question : 030 6. Are you paid on a basis other than time OR do your wages differ?

A person is deemed to be in the employment of another person when they are available at the call of that other person, whether or not they are called on to perform any work.

Where there is no actual provision for "booking off" on a general holiday in a continuous operation, and you are called to work for the general holiday, if you do not report for work on that day then the employer does not have to pay the employee for the general holiday.

If an employer schedules an employee to work on a general holiday and the employee does not report to work on that day, the employer is not required to pay that employee for the general holiday. It should be noted however that an employee simply stating a preference ahead of time as to days off, does not mean that an employee would refuse a shift if one was scheduled.

Some collective agreements or company policies allow employees to make themselves unavailable for work. The collective agreement or company policy must establish a practice that allows an employee to remove their name from a future work schedule for a specific time period; which in effect does not allow the employer to schedule the employee for work during that time period. If an employee is unavailable to work on a general holiday, the employer does not have to pay the employee for the general holiday.

Help on question : 044 7. Longshoring? (CLSR 19)
“Longshoring employment” means employment in the loading or unloading of ship’s cargo and in operations related to the loading or unloading of ship’s cargo;

Help on question : 045 Multi or Separate?
“Multi-employer unit” means an association of employers designated by the Minister as a multi-employer unit.

You were paid in whole or in part by commissions or similar amounts. These payments were based on the volume of sales made or the contracts negotiated.

A person is deemed to be in the employment of another person when they are available at the call of that other person, whether or not they are called on to perform any work.

The employee may be paid for the actual hours worked on the general holiday, plus a holiday with pay at some other time, which is convenient to both the employee and the employer.

If you are covered by a collective agreement you should consult with your union representative.

Help on question : 055 7. Longshoring? (Reg 19)

Help on question : 056 Multi or Separate?

You were paid in whole or in part by commissions or similar amounts. These payments were based on the volume of sales made or the contracts negotiated.

Help on question : 067 6. Are you paid on a basis other than time OR do your wages differ?

Help on question : 031 6. Are you paid on a basis other than time OR do your wages differ?

Help on question : 064 6. Are you paid on a basis other than time OR do your wages differ?

A person is deemed to be in the employment of another person when they are available at the call of that other person, whether or not they are called on to perform any work.

A person is deemed to be in the employment of another person when they are available at the call of that other person, whether or not they are called on to perform any work.

A person is deemed to be in the employment of another person when they are available at the call of that other person, whether or not they are called on to perform any work.

A person is deemed to be in the employment of another person when they are available at the call of that other person, whether or not they are called on to perform any work.



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You indicated that you are entitled to general holiday pay for the following holiday because

  • the general holiday did NOT occur within 30 days of your start date with this employer;
  • you are NOT working in a continuous operation;
  • you are NOT a manager OR an architectural, dental, engineering, legal or medical professional working in one of those professions.


This method for calculating your general holiday pay applies to you because you indicated you :

  • were not required to work on the general holiday;
  • are NOT working on commission.

You indicated that you are entitled to general holiday pay for the following holiday because

  • the general holiday did NOT occur within 30 days of your start date with this employer;
  • you are NOT working in a continuous operation;
  • you are NOT a manager OR an architectural, dental, engineering, legal or medical professional working in one of those professions.


This method for calculating your general holiday pay applies to you because you indicated you :

  • were not required to work on the general holiday;
  • You ARE working in whole or in part on commission.

You indicated that you are entitled to general holiday pay for the following holiday because

  • the general holiday did NOT occur within 30 days of your start date with this employer;
  • you are NOT working in a continuous operation;
  • you are NOT a manager OR an architectural, dental, engineering, legal or medical professional working in one of those professions.


This method for calculating your general holiday pay applies to you because you indicated you :

  • were not required to work on the general holiday;
  • are working on commission but have not completed at least 12 weeks continuous employment with this employer prior to the general holiday.

You indicated that you are NOT entitled to general holiday pay for because

  • the general holiday occurred within 30 days of your start date with this employer,
  • you are NOT working in a continuous operation;
  • you are NOT a manager OR an architectural, dental, engineering, legal or medical professional working in one of those professions.


This method for calculating your general holiday pay applies to you because you indicated you :

  • were required to work on the general holiday;
  • are NOT working on commission.

You indicated that you are entitled to general holiday pay for the following holiday because

  • the general holiday did NOT occur within 30 days of your start date with this employer;
  • you are NOT working in a continuous operation;
  • you are NOT a manager OR an architectural, dental, engineering, legal or medical professional working in one of those professions.


You indicated that you worked on . This entitles you to be paid wages at a rate equal to at least one and one-half times your regular rate of wages for the time that you worked on that day.


This method for calculating your general holiday pay applies to you because you indicated you :

  • were required to work on the general holiday;
  • are NOT working on commission.

You indicated that you are entitled to general holiday pay for the following holiday because

  • the general holiday did NOT occur within 30 days of your start date with this employer;
  • you are NOT working in a continuous operation;
  • you are NOT a manager OR an architectural, dental, engineering, legal or medical professional working in one of those professions.


You indicated that you worked on . This entitles you to be paid wages at a rate equal to at least one and one-half times your regular rate of wages for the time that you worked on that day.


This method for calculating your general holiday pay applies to you because you indicated you :

  • were required to work on the general holiday;
  • You ARE working in whole or in part on commission.

You indicated that you are entitled to general holiday pay for the following holiday because

  • the general holiday did NOT occur within 30 days of your start date with this employer;
  • you are NOT working in a continuous operation;
  • you are NOT a manager OR an architectural, dental, engineering, legal or medical professional working in one of those professions.


This method for calculating your general holiday pay applies to you because you indicated you :

  • were required to work on the general holiday;
  • are working on commission but have not completed at least 12 weeks continuous employment with this employer.

You indicated that you are entitled to general holiday pay for the following holiday because

  • the general holiday did NOT occur within 30 days of your start date with this employer;
  • you are working in a continuous operation and were available for work, although you did not work that day;
  • you are NOT a manager OR an architectural, dental, engineering, legal or medical professional working in one of those professions.


This method for calculating your general holiday pay applies to you because you indicated you :

  • were not required to work on the general holiday;
  • are working on commission but have not completed at least 12 weeks continuous employment with this employer.

You indicated that you are entitled to general holiday pay for the following holiday because

  • the general holiday did NOT occur within 30 days of your start date with this employer;
  • you are working in a continuous operation and were available for work, although you did not work that day;
  • you are NOT a manager OR an architectural, dental, engineering, legal or medical professional working in one of those professions.


This method for calculating your general holiday pay applies to you because you indicated you :

  • were not required to work on the general holiday;
  • are NOT working on commission.

You indicated that you are entitled to general holiday pay for the following holiday because

  • the general holiday did NOT occur within 30 days of your start date with this employer;
  • you are working in a continuous operation and were available for work, although you did not work that day;
  • you are NOT a manager OR an architectural, dental, engineering, legal or medical professional working in one of those professions.


This method for calculating your general holiday pay applies to you because you indicated you :

  • were not required to work on the general holiday;
  • You ARE working in whole or in part on commission.

No general holiday pay entitlement

You are not entitled to general holiday pay for because you indicated that you are employed in a continuous operation and that, although you worked on you were given a holiday with pay at another time, either by having it added to your annual vacation or by having it granted at a time convenient to both yourself and your employer.


You are therefore not entitled to general holiday pay.

You are entitled to be paid for the hours you work as if the day were a regular day of work.

No general holiday pay entitlement

You are not entitled to general holiday pay for because you indicated that you are employed in a continuous operation and that, although you worked on , you were subject to a collective agreement that is binding on yourself and your employer and provides that you are paid holiday pay for the first day on which you do not work after the general holiday.


You are therefore not entitled to general holiday pay.

You are entitled to be paid for the hours you work as if the day were a regular day of work.

You indicated that you are entitled to general holiday pay for the following holiday because

  • the general holiday did NOT occur within 30 days of your start date with this employer;
  • you ARE working in a continuous operation;
  • you are NOT a manager OR an architectural, dental, engineering, legal or medical professional working in one of those professions.


You indicated that you worked on . This entitles you to be paid wages at a rate equal to at least one and one-half times your regular rate of wages for the time that you worked on that day.


This method for calculating your general holiday pay applies to you because you indicated you :

  • were required to work on the general holiday;
  • are NOT working on commission.

You indicated that you are entitled to general holiday pay for the following holiday because

  • the general holiday did NOT occur within 30 days of your start date with this employer;
  • you ARE working in a continuous operation;
  • you are NOT a manager OR an architectural, dental, engineering, legal or medical professional working in one of those professions.


You indicated that you worked on . This entitles you to be paid wages at a rate equal to at least one and one-half times your regular rate of wages for the time that you worked on that day.


This method for calculating your general holiday pay applies to you because you indicated you :

  • were required to work on the general holiday;
  • are working on commission but have not completed at least 12 weeks continuous employment with this employer.

You indicated that you are entitled to general holiday pay for the following holiday because

  • the general holiday did NOT occur within 30 days of your start date with this employer;
  • you are working in a continuous operation and worked the day of the general holiday;
  • you are NOT a manager OR an architectural, dental, engineering, legal or medical professional working in one of those professions.


You indicated that you worked on . This entitles you to be paid wages at a rate equal to at least one and one-half times your regular rate of wages for the time that you worked on that day.


This method for calculating your general holiday pay applies to you because you indicated you :

  • were required to work on the general holiday;
  • You ARE working in whole or in part on commission.

No general holiday pay entitlement


You are not entitled to general holiday pay for because you indicated that the general holiday occurred within 30 days of your employment start date with this employer.

You indicated that you work in a continuous operation, therefore you are entitled to be paid for the hours you work as if the day were a regular day of work.

No general holiday pay entitlement


You are not entitled to general holiday pay for because you indicated that the general holiday occurred within 30 days of your employment start date with this employer.

No general holiday pay entitlement 


You are not entitled to general holiday pay for because you indicated that the general holiday occurred within 30 days of your employment start date with this employer AND you did not work on the general holiday.

No general holiday pay entitlement


You are employed in a continuous operation and you were called to work on the general holiday day but did not report.


Therefore you are not entitled to general holiday pay for .

No general holiday pay entitlement


You are employed in a continuous operation and the conditions of employment where you work required you to be available on the general holiday but you made yourself unavailable.


Therefore you are not entitled to general holiday pay for .

No general holiday pay entitlement


You are employed in a continuous operation and the conditions of employment where you work allow you to make yourself unavailable for work and you made yourself unavailable.


Therefore you are not entitled to general holiday pay for .

Manager or Professional


You indicated you are a manager or a working professional (architectural, dental, engineering, legal or medical professional).

You are entitled to a general holiday with pay. If you were required to work on a general holiday, you are entitled to a holiday with pay at some other time, either by having it added to your annual vacation or by having it granted at another time convenient to both you and your employer.

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