Canada Day is a statutory holiday.
When an employee is given a day off on a statutory holiday, or it falls on a regular day off, an eligible employee is entitled to be paid an average day’s pay.
An average day’s pay is calculated by dividing “total wages” earned in the 30 calendar days before the statutory holiday by the number of days worked. Vacation days taken during this period count as days worked.
“Total wages” includes wages, commissions, statutory holiday pay and vacation pay but does not include overtime pay.
Working on a statutory holiday
An eligible employee who works on a statutory holiday is entitled to be paid:
time-and-a-half for the first 12 hours worked and double-time for any work over 12 hours; plus an average day’s pay.
Substituting statutory holidays
An employer and a majority of employees can agree to substitute another day off for a statutory holiday. The Act and Regulation apply to the substitute day as if it were the statutory holiday.