Paid general holiday – St. Jean Baptiste DAY 2023 (Updated information coming soon)


The 24th of June, St. Jean Baptiste Day, is the National Holiday.

Calculation of the indemnity to be paid

1.1/20 of the wages earned in the 4 complete weeks of pay preceding the week of the statutory holiday.

2. Do not include overtime in the calculation.


1. Can a statutory holiday be taken on another day?
No, subject to some exceptions.

Non-working day for an employee or an employee on vacation:
The holiday may be carried over to the day before or after June 24. However, if, at that time, the employee is an annual leave, the holiday is taken at a date agreed upon by the employer and the employee.

2. Can an employer require an employee to work on a statutory holiday?
No, subject to some exceptions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                See the Act respecting hours and days of admission to commercial establishments :
Act respecting hours and days of admission to commercial establishments.

Holiday indemnity

The holiday indemnity is payable in addition to the hours worked.
Time over 10 hours/day including the holiday is paid as overtime (+50%).
Time over 40 hours/week including the statutory holiday is paid as overtime (+50%).

3. “Working day” as defined in the Decree :

Working days vary by employee (work schedule) rather than by undertaking (the business).


The above information is provided for information purposes and does not replace the Decree or the National Holiday Act (Article 6.06 of the Decree).

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