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Resident Doctors get the following stat holidays:

  • 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


While the the call period on a stat holiday is scheduled 0800 to 0800, for the purpose of remuneration, a stat holiday runs the length of one calendar day. So if you work anytime from 0000 hours to 2400 hours (one calendar day) of the stat, you may may claim either:

a. payment at the rate of one-half (1/2) times the normal day’s pay, plus a paid day off (scheduled anytime within the academic year)

b. payment at the rate of one and one-half (1 1/2) times the normal day’s pay with no paid day off

If you also worked the middle day, you may only claim one benefit in a 24 hour period. See full details in the Middle Day section.

*Please note that Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day have a slightly different arrangement in that residents are entitled to six consecutive days off somewhere between December 20 and January 5. Residents cannot claim the benefit of time in lieu or extra pay for these three stat holidays because you are getting six days off in lieu of these three stats. Residents who are not scheduled to work on these three stats are not expected nor required to attend work.

View the stat holiday schedules for 2017 & 2018

Seasonal Slowdown 2017-2018

Worked a stat? Fill out this form to claim stat holiday benefits

Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 11.0 Statutory Holidays

Article 11.1 

  • 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


Article 11.2 

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

Article 11.3 

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


Article 11.4 

For the purpose of pay calculation, one (1) day’s pay is calculated as follows: current annual rate (ref. Art. 8.1) = normal daily rate of pay 261 normal duty days


Article 11.5 

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.

Article 11.6 

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.


Article 11.7 

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. 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 (Monday to Friday, Article 9.7) 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 – Maximum Hours and Definition of Work Week.


Article 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 must be taken in advance of the occasion or within thirty (30) days after the occasion. 

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.

Paid days off must be taken before the expiry of the current appointment. No additional payment of remuneration will be issued with respect to this paid day off under any circumstances. Christmas Day and New Year’s Day will not be considered in granting any paid day off.