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University & Statutory Holidays

2023/2024 Holiday Schedule

The University will be observing the following days as holidays and special vacation days in 2023/2024 for those employees who are not scheduled to work on weekends:

The University holidays will be observed as follows:

*Louis Riel Day Monday, February 20, 2023
*Good Friday Friday, April 7, 2023
*Victoria Day Monday, May 22, 2023
*Canada Day

Monday, July 3, 2023 *Per Employment Standards, this is the day the holiday is observed

Terry Fox Day Monday, August 7, 2023
*Labour Day Monday, September 4, 2023
Truth & Reconciliation Day Tuesday, January 2, 2024  *Truth and Reconciliation Day falls on Saturday September 30, 2023. UW will observe during the holiday break
*Thanksgiving Day Monday, October 9, 2023
Remembrance Day  Wednesday, December 27, 2023 *Per applicable Collective Agreements, this is the day the holiday is observed
*Christmas Day Monday, December 25, 2023
Boxing Day Tuesday, December 26, 2023
Floating Holiday Thursday December 28, 2023
Two (1/2) Day Holidays N/A
Vacation Day #1 Friday, December 29, 2023
Vacation Day #2 Wednesday, January 3, 2024
Vacation Day #3 Thursday, January 4, 2024
*New Year's Day Monday, January 1, 2024
Return to Work Friday, January 5, 2024
*Louis Riel Day Monday, February 19, 2024

*Denotes Employment Standards

Please Note:

  • Only salaried employees are eligible for the 3 Vacation Days during Christmas Break.
  • Overtime rates are not applicable to the hours worked by variable paid hourly employees on any of the 3 Christmas Break vacation days.
  • Overtime rates are applicable to anyone who works on a stat/holiday for which they are eligible.

Please contact your HR Consultant if you require further information or clarification.