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Canadian Statutory Holiday

In Canada, a Statutory Holiday (also known as "general" or "public" holiday) is a holiday legislated either through the federal, provincial or territorial governments. Most workers, public or private, are entitled to take the day off with regular pay. However, employers may ask/request employees to work on such a holiday but in this case, must be paid at a premium rate -- usually 1½ (known as "time and a half") or 2 times the regular pay.

The statutory holidays mandated by federal legislation are:

Provinces and territories also have legislated statutory holidays: