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Ontario Public Holidays and Retail Business Holidays

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Record #: BTN4776
Last Full Update: 30 Nov 2022

Contact Information

Office Phone Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development 416-326-7160; 
Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery 416-212-2665
Toll Free Phone Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development 1-800-531-5551: 
Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery 1-844-286-8404
TTY Phone Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development 1-866-567-8893; 
Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery 1-844-403-5904
Website www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/es/pubs/guide/publicholidays.php
Social Media Facebook Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OntarioAtWork
Twitter Twitter: https://twitter.com/ONTatwork
Contact Form https://www.ontario.ca/feedback/contact-us?id=26926&nid=95392

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 air transportation, banks, most federal Crown corporations, radio and television broadcasting and telecommunications

  • paid holidays for these employees are covered in Part III of the Canada Labour Code, for more information see here

Ontario Paid Public Holidays:

  • Ontario has nine public holidays
  • most employees who qualify are entitled to take these days off work and be paid public holiday pay
  • an employee can agree electronically or in writing to work on the holiday and be paid public holiday pay plus premium pay and not receive another day off or be paid their regular wages and receive another substitute holiday for which they must be paid public holiday pay
  • some employees may be required to work on a public holiday
  • for more information, including qualifying for for public holiday entitlements, public holiday pay, premium pay, substitute holiday, and special rules for certain industries, see the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development website here 

Retail Business Holidays: 
For details, including businesses which are exempt from the Retail Business Holidays Act, see the Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery website here

Hours Ministry of Labour, 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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