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2022 public service pay calendar

From: Public Services and Procurement Canada

Use this pay calendar to find paydays by month for federal public service employees.

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2022 paydays by month

 
 
The dark green indicates a Wednesday payday. 
 
Image description: Pay dates and pay periods for 2022

January 2022

  • Wednesday, January 5 (pay period: December 9, 2021 to December 22, 2021)
  • Wednesday, January 19 (pay period: December 23, 2021 to January 5, 2022)

February 2022

  • Wednesday, February 2 (pay period: January 6 to January 19)
  • Wednesday, February 16 (pay period: January 20 to February 2)

March 2022

  • Wednesday, March 2 (pay period: February 3 to February 16)
  • Wednesday, March 16 (pay period: February 17 to March 2)
  • Wednesday, March 30 (pay period: March 3 to March 16)

April 2022

  • Wednesday, April 13 (pay period: March 17 to March 30)
  • Wednesday, April 27 (pay period: March 31 to April 13)

May 2022

  • Wednesday, May 11 (pay period: April 14 to April 27)
  • Wednesday, May 25 (pay period: April 28 to May 11)

June 2022

  • Wednesday, June 8 (pay period: May 12 to May 25)
  • Wednesday, June 22 (pay period: May 26 to June 8)

July 2022

  • Wednesday, July 6 (pay period: June 9 to June 22)
  • Wednesday, July 20 (pay period: June 23 to July 6)

August 2022

  • Wednesday, August 3 (pay period: July 7 to July 20)
  • Wednesday, August 17 (pay period: July 21 to August 3)
  • Wednesday, August 31 (pay period: August 4 to August 17

September 2022

  • Wednesday, September 14 (pay period: August 18 to August 31)
  • Wednesday, September 28 (pay period: September 1 to September 14)

October 2022

  • Wednesday, October 12 (pay period: September 15 to September 28)
  • Wednesday, October 26 (pay period: September 29 to October 12)

November 2022

  • Wednesday, November 9 (pay period: October 13 to October 26)
  • Wednesday, November 23 (pay period: October 27 to November 9

December 2022

  • Wednesday, December 7 (pay period: November 10 to November 23)
  • Wednesday, December 21 (pay period: November 24 to ending December 7)

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:

  1. find the work day you're looking for in the calendar
  2. add 2 weeks to that date, and find the following payday in the calendar — this is when you will get paid
  3. 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

Sample calendar shows days a month starting on a Wednesday, with 30 days. An explanation of the example follows.
 
The example pay period consists of 10 consecutive weekdays, from Thursday the 2nd to Wednesday the 15th. Weekends are not counted, but statutory holidays are.
 
The payday for this pay period is 2 weeks later, on Wednesday the 29th.

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