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Monday, September 25 2017
Payroll: How to Calculate Stat Pay in BC - 2017


If an employee worked on a statutory holiday, does he/she receive statutory pay? The answer is not always, and depends if the employee is eligible. So in other words, it is possible to have an employee work on the statutory day, and be paid at normal rates. 

Statutory Pay Eligibility

In order to qualify for statutory pay rates both of these conditions must be met:

1) Must have been employed for at least 30 days before the statutory holiday; AND

2) Must have worked at least 15 of the 30 days before statutory holiday

For example, a part-time employee who worked less than 15 days out of the 30 days before the holiday and ended up working on the statutory holiday would be paid at normal rates. 


How Much is Statutory Pay?

All eligible employees receive an average day's pay regardless if they worked on the statutory holiday. So if they did not work on the statutory day, they receive a day of paid time off. 

If an employee works on the statutory holiday, he/she receives an average days pay PLUS 1.5 times wages for the day.

For example if Margaret's regular rate is $20 / hour and she meets the eligibility requirements above. On Canada Day she worked 8 hours.

Her Statutory Pay is calculated as follows:
$160 (average days pay) Plus $240  (8 hours x $30 ($20 x 1.5)) = $400 
Works out to be $50 / hour, or 2.5 Times Regular Pay


Table of Statutory Holidays in BC for 2017

The chart below displays a list of national and provincial stat holidays observed in Canada.

Holiday Day Observed Observance
New Year's Day January 1 Nationwide
Islander Day Third Monday in February PE
Family Day Third Monday in February (2nd in BC) BC, AB, SK, ON
Louis Riel Day  Third Monday in February MB
St. Patrick's Day  March 17 NL
Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday Nationwide except QC
Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday QC
St. George's Day   April 23 NL
Victoria Day
National Patriotes Day in QC
Monday preceding May 25th Nationwide except NB, NS, PE, NL
National Aboriginal Day  June 21 NT
Féte Nationale 
St. Jean Baptiste Day
June 24 QC
Discovery Day  June 24 NL
Canada Day
Memorial Day in NFL
July 1 Nationwide
Nunavut Day July 9 NT
Civic Holiday First Monday in August AB, BC, SK, ON, NB, NU
Labour Day First Monday of September Nationwide
Thanksgiving Second Monday in October Nationwide except NB, NS, PE, NL
Remembrance Day November 11 Nationwide except ON, QC, NS, NL
Christmas Day December 25 Nationwide
Boxing Day December 26 ON



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