Statutory Holidays include:

  • New Year's Day
  • Family Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Victoria Day
  • Canada Day
  • Saskatchewan Day
  • Labour Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Remembrance Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day    


Residents who are scheduled to, and do work (for in-house or out-of-house call) on a statutory holiday or any portion thereof shall be entitled, in addition to their regular day’s pay to:

  • payment at the rate of one-half (1/2) times the normal day’s pay plus a paid day off
  • payment at the rate of one and one-half (1 1/2) times the normal day’s pay with no paid day off, subject to the mutual agreement between the Resident and Program Director
  • this benefit will be prorated on the basis of an eight (8) hour day if a resident is on call for less than eight (8) hours on a statutory holiday


Requests for paid time off in lieu of being on duty the day of the statutory holiday must:

  • be submitted to the College of Medicine within a thirty (30) day period before or after the day of the statutory holiday
  • be shown explicitly on the duty schedule within the academic year wherever possible, or up to 60 days into the new academic year for returning residents


For the purpose of pay calculation, one (1) day’s pay is calculated as follows:

  • current annual rate (ref. Article 8.1) = normal daily rate of pay
  • 261 normal duty days


Premium pay for being on duty the day of a statutory holiday shall be paid for the actual calendar day, and shall not be paid for any alternate named day. Payment must be issued before the end of the academic year in which it was accrued.


If a statutory holiday falls on a Resident’s regularly scheduled day off or during the vacation period, such Resident shall receive an additional day off with pay. Such day off shall be shown explicitly on the duty schedule.


Subject to patient care requirements as determined by the College of Medicine, Residents will receive six (6) consecutive calendar days off duty with pay in lieu of the Christmas and New Year’s Day statutory holidays. Any additional time off contiguous with the six (6) days shall be at the discretion of the College of Medicine. Residents who are post call on their first of six (6) consecutive calendar days off will receive an additional day in lieu, provided they were receiving only six (6) consecutive days off.

It is agreed and understood that this provision takes advantage of the traditional seasonal slowdown in health services to afford Residents with a period of rest and reflection away from their regular duties between December 20 and January 5. The Employer will attempt to accommodate the interests of Residents in the observation of their religious holidays. Accommodation of religious holidays which are in addition to the holidays provided for in the Collective Agreement will be taken as Vacation Leave (Article 12.0), day in lieu of statutory holiday worked (Article 11.2), Family or Personal Responsibility Leave (Article 13.8).

There shall be no additional payment or time off for Residents who have worked on any statutory holiday between December 20 and January 5, provided they have received their six (6) day block as described above. The parties recognize that this provision represents a special situation and that regular work week and weekend is to be maintained in the duty schedule prior to and/or after the six (6) day block. Residents and Program Directors will mutually determine the necessary adjustments to duty schedules to implement this clause in a manner consistent with Article 9.

11.8 On-Call Duty on the Middle Day of a Long Weekend

Where a Resident is scheduled for the middle day(s) of a long weekend, this person is entitled to a paid day(s) off. The paid day off must be arranged with the Program Director (or the Administrative Resident where this authority is delegated by the Program Director) and taken before the end of the academic year in which it was accrued, or up to 60 days into the new academic year for returning residents.

The on-call period on the middle day is defined as 0800 to 0800. Any Resident who works a minimum of eight (8) hours (in-house or out-of-house) on the middle day is entitled to a day off. When the middle day overlaps the statutory holiday from 2400 hours to 0800 hours, the Resident is entitled to claim the greater of the two (2) benefits. The Resident shall be entitled to claim only one (1) benefit in a twenty-four (24) hour period.