Ontario Public Holidays and Retail Business Holidays

Contact Information
Office Phone Ministry of Labour, Employment Standards Information Centre 416-326-7160
Toll Free Phone Ministry of Labour, Employment Standards Information Centre 1-800-531-5551
TTY Phone Ministry of Labour, Employment Standards Information Centre 1-866-567-8893
Website www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/es/pubs/guide/publicholidays.php
Site Information
Located In Community Ontario
Accessibility Not Applicable
Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name Statutory Holidays
Agency Information
Legal Status (99) Unknown / No Service
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) This topic record provides information on holidays for employees covered by the Ontario Employment Standards Act and Retail Business Holidays Act. 
Note: The following does not apply to many employees in sectors such as banks, interprovincial transportation, communications, and some natural resources, First Nations and federal government operations who are governed by federal legislation, rather than Ontario's Employment Standards Act * paid holidays for these employees are covered in Part III of the Canada Labour Code 
Ontario Paid Public Holidays: 
For details, and calculation of holiday pay, see Ontario Ministry of Labour 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 Ontario Ministry of Labour and Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Contact for information.
Languages English
Fees None
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Labour Standards and Practices

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