Work Schedules and Holidays

Learn about a typical work week, shopping and banking hours, vacation/holiday time, maternity/parental leave policies and get a list of public holidays.

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Hours of Work

Generally businesses are open Monday through Saturday, from 9:30 or 10 am to 1:30 or 2:30 pm and from 4:30 or 5 to 8 or 8:30 pm. Large stores like shopping malls are usually open continuously from 10 am to 9 or 10 pm, and some are also open on Sundays. Similar to office hours, when shops open can vary depending on the season, especially during the summer time when businesses often stay open until 10 pm, especially in coastal tourist towns.

Vacation and Leave

Annual leave is negotiated either in one’s employment contract or by a collective bargaining agreement. There is a statutory minimum of 30 calendar days for long-term and indefinite contract employees, and a pro-rated minimum (based on 30 calendar days) for temporary contract employees.

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