Plan ahead: Here are all of BC's statutory holidays in 2023

Jan 4 2023, 11:06 pm

Get ready for some long-weekend traffic annoyances but also some amazing sleep-in days.

There are 11 statutory holidays in BC to look forward to in 2023, where many workers will have the day off.

Others will earn that coveted stat pay for keeping things at their workplace on an even keel.

But despite what you may have been led to believe, there are several holidays in Canada that aren’t officially stats in British Columbia.

Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are not statutory holidays in BC.

Other days that aren’t stats? St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day, or Boxing Day.

Daylight Saving Time in 2023 starts on Sunday, March 12 and ends on Sunday, November 5. Those days are not statutory holidays either.

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a new statutory holiday in the province as of earlier this year. It falls on September 30 and was only a federally-regulated holiday previously.

Here are all the holidays for 2023 in BC.

Stat holidays 2023 BC

BC government website

Do you qualify for stat pay?

“Employees are paid time-and-a-half for hours worked on a statutory holiday – double-time for hours worked over 12 hours,” the website for the province says.

An employee who doesn’t work on that day will qualify for their regular day’s pay.

However, if you are a new hire to a company, or have only worked a few shifts during a 30-day period, you won’t qualify for the extra cash. Find out more about who qualifies here.

“If an employee doesn’t qualify for statutory holiday pay, they get regular pay for working on a statutory holiday,” the rules state.

With files from Ty Jadah

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