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By Raissa

Word from The Herd: Remembrance Day

by Jingting Ma, Sherpini

Remembrance Day honours the memory of the men and women who have sacrificed their lives in service of their country and pays tribute to those who are currently serving in areas of conflict around the world.

In Manitoba, most businesses aren’t allowed to operate on Nov. 11 with the exception of the public services sector, including hospital employees, police, fire and security, child care, and hospitality workers. Also, most retail stores may open after                                                                            1:00 p.m.

Employees who work on Remembrance Day must be paid 1.5 times their regular wage for hours worked, plus 5% of their earnings in the 28 days before Remembrance Day.

Remembrance Day is not a statutory holiday; therefore, employees are not entitled to a “day in lieu of.” While many businesses will choose to pay employees who do not work on Remembrance Day but would normally be scheduled, this practice is not required.

Because legislation varies by province, follow the links below to learn more about Remembrance Day Employment Standards across Canada:

Learn more about Canadian Remembrance Day legislation in:

IBEX Payroll extends our profound respect and immeasurable gratitude to all the ancestors and keepers of the land on whose traditional territories our work takes place. We acknowledge that we are on Treaty 1 territory, the traditional gathering place of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene people and the traditional homeland of the Métis people. This land is sacred, historical, and significant. 

Every time we acknowledge this truth, we have an invitation and an opportunity to reflect on the wrongs of the past, what we do in the present, and what we can do to continually honour the people whose lands and water we benefit from today. 

This statement only acts as a first step in honouring the land we reside on and its peoples, and must be paired with education, understanding and informed action.