When Should I Process Payroll For The 2021-2022 Winter Holidays?

December 1, 2021 Kasia Wind

Due to bank closures, you may need to process your payroll(s) a little earlier-than-usual around this time of year to ensure that all your employees and contractors are paid on time. 

Payroll processing timelines for 2021-2022 winter holidays.

You'll need to process payroll three (3) working days prior to the desired pay date by 12 pm ET to pay employees using direct deposit.

If your pay date falls on: 

Approve your payroll by 12 pm ET on: 

 

Monday, December 27, 2021 
(Christmas Day observed) 

 

 

Wednesday, December 22, 2021 

 

Tuesday, December 28, 2021 
(Boxing Day observed) 

 


Wednesday, December 22, 2021 

 

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

 

Wednesday, December 22, 2021 


Thursday, December 30, 2021
 


Thursday, December 23, 2021 



Friday, December 31, 2021

Friday, December 24, 2021
(Last date to process a direct deposit payroll for a pay date in 2021) 


Monday, January 3, 2022
(New Year's Day observed)

 


Wednesday, December 29, 2021 


Tuesday, January 4, 2022
 

Wednesday, December 29, 2021




Wednesday, January 5, 2022 


Thursday, December 30, 2021 
(Last date to process a manual payroll for a pay date in 2021 and issue paper cheques to pay employees) 
 

 

Thursday, January 6, 2022

 


Friday, December 31, 2021 


Friday, January 7, 2022 
 


Tuesday, January 4, 2022 

 

*Follow your regular processing timelines after the holidays. 

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About the Author

Kasia Wind

Kasia Wind is a Manager of Brand, Content and Communications at Wagepoint. As a kid, she wanted to become a talk show host like Jenny Jones (it didn't work out). A believer that storytelling is the best way to connect, Kasia has created content for audiences including small businesses, bodybuilders and doctors. Oddly, her own stories often involve getting injured in hilarious ways.

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