Statutory holidays in Canada consist of a variety of cultural, national and religious holidays that are legislated at the federal or provincial/territorial level.
At UBC, there are 12 statutory holidays observed.
Beginning with the Statutory Holidays that occur in December 2020, Workday will automatically calculate statutory holiday pay. This means that departments will no longer need to calculate statutory pay for the vast majority of employees. However, there may occasionally be some particular circumstances where statutory holiday pay must be calculated outside of Workday. This may include calculating or adjusting the statutory pay for some employees who do not work a standard work week.
We have put together a guide for administrators to explain how Statutory Holiday pay is calculated for UBC’s different employment groups and to discuss some of the specific situations where an adjustment may be required. This is only a guide and the starting place for any statutory holiday pay inquiry is always be the relevant Collective Agreement, Agreement or Employee Handbook.
Vancouver campus: If you have questions about statutory holiday pay, please contact your HR Associate.
Okanagan campus: If you have questions regarding statutory holiday pay for staff who are represented by BCGEU Okanagan, please contact your HR-Okanagan Associate.
If you have feedback about this guide, please email HR Communications.
For a list of UBC’s statutory holidays, visit our Statutory Holidays page.