Important payroll processing and delivery dates for 2021: Mark your calendar
Dec 08, 2021Resources
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December is here and that means payroll administrators are starting to think about how payroll schedules will be impacted by the upcoming statutory holiday schedule.
Between year-end payroll preparation, staying on top of new legislation, and personal commitments, the holiday season can be hectic! That's why we've created an at-a-glance reference chart outlining the payment processing dates for December 2021 and January 2022, accounting for all statutory holidays that impact payroll.
Best practice tip: we recommend processing payroll three business days in advance of an employee's payment date. This can make payroll schedules in December and January a bit tricky, taking into consideration weekends and the number of banking holidays in late December. It could mean admins are processing payroll anywhere from three to six days in advance of an employee's payment date.
|Payment Date||Processing Date||Delivery Date|
|Friday, December 24, 2021||Tuesday, December 21, 2021||Wednesday, December 22, 2021|
|Wednesday, December 29, 2021||Wednesday, December 22, 2021||Thursday, December 23, 2021|
|Thursday, December 30, 2021||Thursday, December 23, 2021||Friday, December 24, 2021|
|Friday, December 31, 2021||Friday, December 24, 2021||Wednesday, December 29, 2021|
|Tuesday, January 4, 2022||Wednesday, December 29, 2021||Thursday, December 30, 2021|
|Wednesday, January 5, 2022||Thursday, December 30, 2021||Friday, December 31, 2021|
|Thursday, January 6, 2022||Friday, December 31, 2021||Tuesday, January 4, 2022|
One last thing... Sunday, January 2, 2022, is a holiday in Québec. Please adjust your payment date as required if your banking institution is affected by this holiday. The most up-to-date list of holidays can be found by visiting payworks.ca/statholidays.
We're here to help keep the important task of paying your organization accurately and on-time running smoothly. For more information about how we can help in your year-end payroll processing, visit: https://info.payworks.ca/en-ca/year-end.