Did you know that there are ten official statutory holidays in BC each year? These days can play a key role in team morale, company culture and provide some much needed work-life balance at the perfect time of year. Remember, holidays are important times in the year for everyone to take a break and enjoy spending time connecting with loved ones.
With some planning and being prepared for
If you are unsure of the other stat days in British Columbia they are:
- New Year's Day – January 1
- Family Day – February 18
- Good Friday – April 19
- Victoria Day – May 20
- Canada Day- July 1
- B.C. Day – August 5
- Labour Day – September 2
- Thanksgiving Day – October 14
- Remembrance Day – November 11
- Christmas Day – December 25
Contrary to popular belief, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday and Boxing Day
are not statutory holidays.
To be eligible for statutory holiday pay an employee must:
- Have been employed for 30 calendar days before the statutory holiday
- Have worked or earned wages on 15 of the 30 days immediately before the statutory holiday.
- Employees who work under an averaging agreement or variance at any time in the 30 days before the holiday do not have to meet the 15-day requirement.
There is no pay for ineligible employees and an employee who is not
eligible for statutory holiday pay is not entitled to be paid an average day’s
pay. If an ineligible employee works on a statutory holiday he or she may be
paid as if it were a regular work day.
There are exclusions to specific groups such as managers, agriculture workers, some commission salespersons, and high technology professionals from the statutory holiday provisions of the Act.
When an employee is given a day off on a statutory holiday, or it fallson 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
If you work on a stat holiday, an eligible employee
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
- If you wish to substitute statutory holidays, an
employer and a majority of employees can agree to substitute another day off
for a statutory holiday.
Here is the current list of Stats for the next three years:
|New Year's Day|| Tuesday|
|Family Day|| Monday|
|Good Friday|| Friday|
|Victoria Day|| Monday|
|Canada Day|| Monday|
|B.C. Day|| Monday|
|Labour Day|| Monday|
|Thanksgiving Day|| Monday|
|Remembrance Day|| Monday|
|Christmas Day|| Wednesday|
So we hope you enjoyed your BC Family Day and found something fun to do in your community!
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