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Summer schedules and holiday calendar at Concordia: everything you need to know

Reduced work hours to take effect June 12
May 8, 2015

Concordia employees enjoy the benefit of summer hours.   Concordia employees enjoy the benefit of summer hours.

Working at Concordia has its advantages. Staff and faculty enjoy a number of benefits, including a group-benefit insurance plan, a pension plan and leave provisions.

Paid holidays

In addition, days throughout the year have been designated as paid holidays.

For 2015-16, these are:

  • National Patriots’ Day: Monday, May 18, 2015
  • Quebec’s national holiday (formerly Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day): Wednesday, June 24, 2015
  • Canada Day: Wednesday, July 1, 2015
  • Labour Day: Monday, September 7, 2015
  • Thanksgiving Day: Monday, October 12, 2015
  • The holiday period: from 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 to Monday, January 4, 2016, inclusively
  • Concordia President’s Day: Friday, February 26, 2016
  • Good Friday: Friday, March 25, 2016
  • Easter Monday: Monday, March 28, 2016
  • National Patriots’ Day: Monday, May 23, 2016

Summer hours

Every summer, Concordia employees can take advantage of another valuable program: the summer-hours schedule.

For 10 weeks, the length of the regular workweek is reduced by three hours — without a reduction in your salary.

In 2015, summer hours will take place on Fridays during the workweeks of June 8 through August 14. As in previous years, the President’s Executive Group at Concordia recommends that offices close at 1 p.m. on the following days:

  • Friday, June 12
  • Friday, June 19
  • Friday, June 26
  • Friday, July 3
  • Friday, July 10
  • Friday, July 17
  • Friday, July 24
  • Friday, July 31
  • Friday, August 7
  • Friday, August 14

Essential support services

Some units at Concordia provide essential support services and cannot close early on Fridays.

Managers of these units should make arrangements to provide their employees with equivalent time away from work, keeping policies, contractual agreements and operational requirements in mind.

For more information or support, contact Human Resources at 514-848-2424, ext. 3666, or

Other services

Health Services on the Loyola campus will be closed on June 12. It will be open on Mondays and Thursdays for the period of June 15 to August 21, and resume its regular five-day schedule on August 24. Health Services on the SGW campus will be closed on June 12 and will close at 1 p.m. on Fridays June 19 to August 14 inclusively.

The Instructional and Information Technology Services (IITS) service desk will continue to operate from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the summer period. The IITS Cinemas group will be available for projection services as booked.

The Webster and Vanier libraries will also operate on summer schedules.

The following services and departments will maintain regular hours from June 8 to August 14:

Best wishes to all Concordia faculty and staff for a safe and happy summer!

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