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Should I be paid for a statutory holiday?

The Employment Standards Code of Alberta designates nine days as general holidays in Alberta. The Code also recognizes any other day designated as a general holiday by an employer. For example, many employers have, by agreement, designated Boxing Day, Easter Monday and Alberta Heritage Day as additional general holidays for their employees. If an employer designates one of these days as a general holiday, all rules pertaining to general holiday pay will apply. Employees should confirm this and any pay entitlements with their employer.

Contact Employment Standards at 780-427-3731. (To call toll-free within Alberta, dial 310-0000, then 780-427-3731).

More information is available online by visiting the Employment Standards website below. Look for "General Holidays and General Holiday Pay" in the Standards and Definition section.

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