9.1 Holidays

The University Recognizes the Following Statutory Holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Family Day
  • Good Friday
  • Victoria Day
  • Canada Day
  • Saskatchewan Day
  • Labour Day
  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Remembrance Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

While the university is closed on statutory holidays, employees receive their regular pay for these days. Employees who are required to work on these days will be paid an additional 1.5x salary for hours worked.

9.2 Annual Vacation

Employees are entitled to a paid annual vacation after the completion of each year of continuous employment with the University, pro-rated based on FTE, as outlined below:

Years Worked Annual Vacation Allowance
To the end of 5 years of continuous service 15 days
6 to 13 years of continuous service 20 days
14 to 21 years of continuous service 25 days
22 or more years of continuous service 30 days

Hourly paid (casual) employees will receive pay in lieu of time off at the rate of 3/52, added to each pay period in which the employee has worked.

Research Professionals (e.g., Research Scientists) are entitled to six weeks of vacation per year, which is managed directly with the supervisor.

The vacation anniversary date is based on the employee’s continuous service at the university, excluding casual or student employment. Part-time employees will earn vacation on a pro-rated basis.

9.3 Vacation Taken

Vacation is to be taken after it is earned. Employees are expected to use the entitlement by the end of the fiscal year following the year in which it is earned. It is the responsibility of supervisors to ensure that a vacation can be taken annually by their employees. Employees wishing to take their vacation shall submit the requested dates to their supervisor in advance, for approval.

9.4 Vacation Carry Over

Vacation is to be used in full in the fiscal year following that in which it is earned. Under special circumstances, an employee may request permission from the supervisor to carry over unused vacation time. Requests and approvals should be in writing, and reasonable requests shall not be denied. Employees must then use all annual entitlement in the fiscal year into which vacation is carried forward. In these special circumstances, the SBA should be notified.