2. Figure out your holiday pay

Does my employer have to pay me for public holidays?
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2. Figure out your holiday pay

To figure out your holiday pay:

  • add up your regular wages plus vacation pay, for the 4 work weeks before the work week with the holiday in it
  • divide that total by 20

You can also figure out your holiday pay using the Ministry of Labour’s online Public Holiday Pay Calculator.

If you work 5 days a week and the same number of hours each day, holiday pay is the same as the wages you normally get for a day's work.

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Ontario Ministry of Labour
Reviewed: July 3, 2018

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