Public Holidays/ Holiday Pay

Holiday20202021
New Year’s DayWednesday, January 1Friday, January 1
Family DayMonday, February 17Monday, February 15
Good FridayFriday, April 10Friday, April 2
Victoria DayMonday, May 18Monday, May 24
Canada DayWednesday, July 1Thursday, July 1
Labour DayMonday, September 7Monday, September 6
Thanksgiving DayMonday, October 12Monday, October 11
Christmas DayFriday, December 25Saturday, December 25
Boxing DaySaturday, December 26Sunday, December 26

Any public holiday that falls on Saturday or Sunday is observed on the following Monday;

Labour Day is observed on the first Monday in September;

Thanksgiving Day is observed on the second Monday in October;

Remembrance Day is not a public holiday in Ontario; and

Easter Sunday is not a public holiday but under the Retail Business Holidays Act businesses are required to be closed

Minimum Wage Rates

Minimum
Wage Rate

January 1, 2018
 to  
September 30, 2020

October 1, 2020
 to  
September 30, 2021

General wage

$14.00 per hour

$14.25 per hour

Student wage

$13.15 per hour

$13.40 per hour

Liquor servers

$12.20 per hour

$12.45 per hour

Homeworkers

$15.40 per hour

$15.70 per hour

Hunting and Fishing guides

$70.00 – less than 5 consecutive hours in a day

$140,00 – 5 or more hours

$71.30 – less than 5 consecutive hours in a day

$142.60 – 5 or more hours

Wilderness guides

Rates are the same as hunting guides

(From June 3, 2019
to September 30, 2020)

Rates are the same as hunting guides