Day of Mourning in Canada to Honour Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Date: September 16, 2022

To: Heads of Human Resources, Directors/Chiefs of Labour, Relations and Compensation, and Public Service Pay Centre

The Prime Minister announced Monday September 19, 2022, as a Day of Mourning in Canada, to mark the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This coincides with Her Late Majesty‚Äôs State Funeral in London, to commemorate her remarkable life and dedication to service.

This Day of Mourning is a one-time holiday for all persons employed by the core public administration (CPA). It is not a Designated Paid Holiday; however, this day is to be administered pursuant to applicable authorities such as collective agreements and terms and conditions of employment.

Individuals who have booked leave for this day will need to make the necessary adjustments (amend or delete and re-submit) and seek approval from their managers.

Students, casual workers, part-time employees, and persons employed for less than three (3) months are to be compensated for the number of hours they were scheduled to work on this day.

Persons employed by the CPA who are normally eligible to receive lieu days for a Statutory holiday will be credited an additional lieu day.

If you have any questions about the Day of Mourning as it relates to the terms and conditions of employment for public servants, please do not hesitate to contact

Original signed by
Angelo Gatto
Compensation Policy, Interpretations and Pay Administration
Employee Relations and Total Compensation
Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer

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