Mark your calendar: 2019-20 statutory holiday schedule
Nov 18, 2019Resources
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In the world of payroll, there are a number of reasons why the statutory holiday schedule is an important one. Not only does it mean a day off work for some additional R&R and monitoring holiday pay rates, but more importantly it can impact the day payroll has to be processed. That's of utmost importance because it means keeping employees paid not just accurately, but also on-time.
The recommended best practice is to process payroll three business days in advance of the employee's payment date. Taking into consideration weekends and banking holidays that could mean processing payroll anywhere from three to even six or seven days in advance of the employee's payment date. With that in mind, Payworks has put together a list that shows the remaining statutory holidays for 2019 and also the expected stat holidays in 2020, accompanied by the date of the coinciding banking holiday as well.
Mark your calendars now!
|Christmas Day||December 25, 2019||Wednesday, December 25, 2019|
|Boxing Day||December 26, 2019||Thursday, December 26, 2019|
|New Year's Day||January 1, 2020||Wednesday, January 1, 2020|
|Traditional Holiday (QC)||January 2, 2020||Thursday, January 2|
|Third Monday in February *||February 17, 2020||Monday, February 17|
|Heritage Day (YT)||February 21, 2020||Friday, February 21|
|St. Patrick’s Day (NL)||March 17, 2020||Monday, March 16|
|Good Friday||April 10, 2020||Friday, April 10|
|Easter Monday (QC)||April 13, 2020||Monday, April 13|
|St. George’s Day (NL)||April 20, 2020||Monday, April 20|
|Victoria Day (Patriots’ Day in QC)||May 18, 2020||Monday, May 18|
|National Indigenous Peoples Day
|June 21, 2020||-|
|Discovery Day (NL)||June 22, 2020||Monday, June 22|
|St. Jean Baptiste Day (QC)||June 24, 2020||Wednesday, June 24|
|Canada Day||July 1, 2020||Wednesday, July 1|
|Nunavut Day (NU)||July 9, 2020||Thursday, July 9|
|Orangeman’s Day (NL)||July 13, 2020||Monday, July 13|
|First Monday in August **||August 3, 2020||Monday, August 3|
|Discovery Day (YT)||August 17, 2020||Monday, August 17|
|Labour Day||September 7, 2020||Monday, September 7|
|Thanksgiving Day||October 12, 2020||Monday, October 12|
|Remembrance Day ***||November 11, 2020||Wednesday, November 11|
|Christmas Day||December 25, 2020||Friday, December 25|
|Boxing Day||December 26, 2020||Monday, December 28|
* Holiday in BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, PE, NS and NB.
** Holiday in BC, SK, ON, NT, NU and NB. This is an optional day at the employer’s discretion in AB, MB, PEI, and NS.
*** Offices closed in BC, AB, MB, YT, NT, NU, NB, PE and NL. This is an optional day at the employer’s discretion in SK and NS.