Unless you are in an industry that is exempt under the Employment Standards Act, 2000most employees, including new employees, are entitled to public holiday pay.

If a public holiday does not fall on a normal working day, employees should receive a substitute holiday instead of public holiday pay.

Some industries (for example, hotels, hospitals and restaurants) have special rules which require employees to work on a public holiday. Learn more about public holiday pay.

This calculator provides a rough estimate only, based on the information you enter. Other factors not accounted for in the calculator may affect what you’re entitled to. Please talk to a lawyer if you have any questions about what you’re entitled to.