Non-Stat Holidays and Temporary Employees

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Non-Stat Holidays and Temporary Employees

Published on November 21 2014

From: Human Resources

This is a reminder that the University will be observing three and a half non-statutory holidays in the next few months:

  • December 24 – University Closure commencing at 12:00 noon
  • December 29 – University Closure
  • December 30 – University Closure
  • December 31 – University Closure

As these are not statutory holidays, not all employees are entitled to payment for these days.  In particular, employees who are not entitled to University benefits coverage (temporary employees) are not entitled to payment for non-statutory holidays.

When entering and/or approving contracts for temporary employees, please remember to ensure that these hours are removed. 

For clarity, the following language can be entered in the contract notes:

This temporary position does not include eligibility for University benefits coverage, including payment for non-statutory University holidays.  Payment for statutory holidays is in accordance with the Employment Standards Act.


For your reference, upcoming non-statutory holidays in 2015 are:

  • February 17 – President’s Holiday

If you have any questions when entering or approving a contract, please contact:
Karen Merritt ext. 3969