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Ontario Public Holidays and Retail Business Holidays

Site: No Physical Location

Record #: BTN4776
Last Full Update: 14 Dec 2021

Contact Information

Office Phone Ministry of Immigration, Training and Skills Development, Employment Standards Information Centre 416-326-7160
Toll Free Phone Ministry of Immigration, Training and Skills Development, Employment Standards Information Centre 1-800-531-5551
TTY Phone Ministry of Immigration, Training and Skills Development, Employment Standards Information Centre 1-866-567-8893
E-Mail webes@ontario.ca
Website www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/es/pubs/guide/publicholidays.php

Agency Information

Legal Status (99) Unknown / No Service

Description and Service Details

Description (Service) This listing provides information on holidays for employees covered by the Ontario Employment Standards Act (ESA) and Retail Business Holidays Act 
 
Note: the ESA does not apply to certain individuals and persons or organizations for whom they work, including those in sectors that fall under federal jurisdiction, such as airlines, banks, the federal civil service, post offices, radio and television stations and inter-provincial railways * paid holidays for these employees are covered in Part III of the Canada Labour Code, for more information see here 
 
Ontario Paid Public Holidays: 
For details, and calculation of holiday pay, see Ministry of Immigration, Training and Skills Development information here 
 
Under the Ontario Employment Standards Act, most employees in Ontario who qualify are entitled to take public holidays off with public holiday pay, and those who work on these holidays are entitled to additional pay or a substitute holiday with public holiday pay  
* some employees work in jobs that are exempt, or to which special rules apply  
 
Retail business holidays: 
For details, including businesses which are exempt from the Retail Business Holidays Act, see Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services information here
Hours Ministry of Immigration, Training and Skills Development: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Contact for information
Languages English
Fees None

Site Information

Located In Community Ontario
Physical Access Not Applicable

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