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Calculating the indemnity for a statutory holiday

The indemnity paid for each statutory holiday is equal to 1/20 of the wages earned during the 4 complete weeks of pay preceding the week of the holiday. The indemnity does not include overtime.  

In the case of workers who earn tips, the amount of the reported or attributed tips must be taken into account when calculating the indemnity. 

For workers who are paid by commission, the indemnity is equal to 1/60 of the wages earned during the 12 complete weeks of pay preceding the week of the holiday.  

You can use the online tool monCalcul to calculate the indemnity. 

Examples of how to calculate the indemnity

Sébastien has a regular schedule

Sébastien works 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. He is paid $14 an hour. He earns $560 a week. This is how to calculate his indemnity: 

Step 1 

$560 x 4 weeks = $2 240 

Step 2  

$2 240 ÷ 20 (1/20 of the wages earned during the last 4 weeks) = $112 

Sébastien, who works full time, will be paid an indemnity of $112. 

Rosalita has an irregular schedule 

Rosalita works 8 hours a day and is paid $14 an hour. During the 4 complete weeks of pay preceding the holiday, she worked 5 days the first week, 4 days the second week, 5 days the third week and 2 days the fourth week. Her pay is not always the same. This is how to calculate her indemnity: 

Step 1 

$560 (week 1) + $448 (week 2) + $560 (week 3) + $224 (week 4) = $1 792 

Step 2  

$1 792 ÷ 20 = $89.60

Rosalita, who has an irregular schedule, will be paid an indemnity of $89.60. 

 

May-Lee worked only 2 of the 4 weeks preceding the holiday

May-Lee works 5 days per week, but has only been employed by the company for 2 weeks. She earns $560 a week. This is how to calculate her indemnity: 

Step 1 

$0 (week 1) + $0 (week 2) + $560 (week 3) + $560 (week 4) = $1 120 

Step 2  

$1 120 ÷ 20 = $56 

May-Lee will be paid an indemnity of $56. 

See also

Laws and regulations

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