2023 public service pay calendar
Use this pay calendar to find paydays by month for federal public service employees.
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2023 paydays by month
Pay dates and pay periods for 2023
- Wednesday, January 4 (pay period: December 8, 2021 to December 21, 2021)
- Wednesday, January 18 (pay period: December 22, 2021 to January 4, 2023)
- Wednesday, February 1 (pay period: January 5 to January 18)
- Wednesday, February 15 (pay period: January 19 to February 1)
- Wednesday, March 1 (pay period: February 2 to February 15)
- Wednesday, March 15 (pay period: February 16 to March 1)
- Wednesday, March 29 (pay period: March 2 to March 15)
- Wednesday, April 12 (pay period: March 16 to March 29)
- Wednesday, April 26 (pay period: March 30 to April 12)
- Wednesday, May 10 (pay period: April 13 to April 26)
- Wednesday, May 24 (pay period: April 27 to May 10)
- Wednesday, June 7 (pay period: May 11 to May 24)
- Wednesday, June 22 (pay period: May 25 to June 6)
- Wednesday, July 5 (pay period: June 8 to June 22)
- Wednesday, July 19 (pay period: June 22 to July 5)
- Wednesday, August 2 (pay period: July 6 to July 19)
- Wednesday, August 16 (pay period: July 20 to August 2)
- Wednesday, August 30 (pay period: August 3 to August 16
- Wednesday, September 13 (pay period: August 17 to August 30)
- Wednesday, September 27 (pay period:August 31 to September 13)
- Wednesday, October 11 (pay period: September 14 to September 27)
- Wednesday, October 25 (pay period: September 28 to October 11)
- Wednesday, November 8 (pay period: October 12 to October 25)
- Wednesday, November 22 (pay period: October 26 to November 8)
- Wednesday, December 6 (pay period: November 9 to November 22)
- Wednesday, December 20 (pay period: November 23 to December 6)
How pay periods and paydays work
Paydays are every 2 weeks, on Wednesdays.
On a payday, you are getting paid for the pay period that ended 2 weeks before. This is called payment in arrears.
Pay periods are 10 weekdays. They start on the Thursday after a payday, and end on the Wednesday 2 weeks later (on the payday).
The payday for a specific pay period is 2 weeks after the end of that pay period.
To find out when you will get paid for a specific work day:
- find the work day you're looking for in the calendar
- add 2 weeks to that date, and find the following payday in the calendar — this is when you will get paid
- if the work day falls on a payday, you will get paid for it on the following payday
Your first pay
If you have not received any pay within the first 4 weeks of starting work, you should discuss the situation with your manager and can request an emergency salary advance if needed.
Example of a pay period
- Statutory holiday pay
- How public service pay works
Includes information about Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Québec Pension Plan (QPP) contributions, Employment insurance (EI) premiums
- How to read your pay stub
Includes information about deductions schedule and 3 pay period months
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