Canada Statutory Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.
  • Canada is a country in the northern part of North America.
  • Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area and the fourth-largest country by land area
  • Public holidays in Canada, known as statutory holidays, stat holidays, or simply stats, consist of a variety of cultural, nationalistic, and religious holidays that are legislated in Canada at the federal or provincial and territorial levels
  • According to Canadian Public Holiday Law, employees are entitled to full compensation pay day off on statutory holiday
  • If an employee agrees to work on a statutory holiday, s/he must sign a written document agreeing to work and must compensate with additional wages for holiday pay

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DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day (Jour de l'An) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
13 FebMonFamily Day (Fête de la famille) - This is for Canadian to spend time with their families, and that this holiday would emphasize the importance of family values. Statutory holiday in British Columbia. Second Monday in February
20 FebMonFamily Day (Fête de la famille) - This is for Canadian to spend time with their families, and that this holiday would emphasize the importance of family values. 3rd Monday in February. Statutory holiday in Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Saskatchewan
14 AprFriGood Friday - Friday before Easter Sunday. Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Statutory, except in Quebec where Easter Monday can be taken as alternative
17 AprMonEaster Monday - Monday after Easter Sunday. Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Quebec Only, Companies can choose between Good Friday or Easter Monday as a holiday
14 MaySunMother's Day - Celebration honoring the mother of the family. 2nd Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday
22 MayMonNational Patriots Day (Journée nationale des patriotes) - French-Canadians celebrate instead Adam Dollard des Ormeaux a French-Canadian hero from the New France times on this day. Quebec Only - Commemoration of the Lower Canada Rebellion in 1837
22 MayMonVictoria Day - Celebrates the birthday of the reigning Canadian monarch. Monday on or before 24 May. Statutory, except in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
18 JunSunFather's Day - Is a celebration honoring fathers.. 3rd Sunday in June. Not a Public Holiday
21 JunWedNational Aboriginal Day (Journée nationale des Autochtones) - Is a day recognising and celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada. Northwest Territories. Provincial Statutory Holiday
24 JunSatThe National Holiday of Quebec (Fête nationale du Québec) - Is the feast day of St John the Baptist, a Jewish preacher who baptized Jesus in the River Jordan. Quebec only
26 JunMonDiscovery Day - Commemorates John Cabot's discovery of Newfoundland in 1497. Monday nearest 24th June. Newfoundland and Labrador only
1 JulSatCanada Day (Fête du Canada) - Celebrates Canada's 1867 Confederation and establishment of dominion status. In Newfoundland and Labrador, observed as Memorial Day. Observed on 1 July or on 2 July, if 1 July is a holiday
3 JulMonCanada Day (Observed) - Any business that would normally close on a Saturday will close today.
9 JulSunNunavut Day - Commemorates passing of two Nunavut acts. The Canadian Parliament passed the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act and the Nunavut Act on July 9, 1993. Nunavut only since 2001. Not a holiday for Federal employees
7 AugMonCivic Day - Many Canadian provinces and territories have a civic holiday to celebrate some aspect of their culture or history on the first Monday of August. Not Statutory holiday
14 AugMonDiscovery Day - Commemorating the anniversary of the discovery of gold in 1896, which started the Klondike Gold Rush. Monday nearest to 17th August
4 SeptMonLabour Day - Commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement. First Monday in September
9 OctMonThanksgiving (Action de grâce) - 2nd Monday in October. Celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year. Statutory, except in New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
11 NovSatRemembrance Day (Jour du Souvenir) - Commemorates Canada's war dead. Anniversary of the armistice ending World War I in 1918. Statutory holiday everywhere except Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia
25 DecMonChristmas Day - Celebrate the birth of Christ
26 DecTueBoxing Day - Statutory in Ontario and federal jurisdictions

DateDayHoliday
1 JanWedNew Year's Day
2 JanThursNew Year's Holiday - Quebec only
10 FebMonFamily Day - Statutory holiday in British Columbia
17 FebMonFamily Day - Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Saskatchewan. Known as Islander Day in Prince Edward Island
18 AprFriGood Friday - Statutory, except in Quebec where Easter Monday is statutory
21 AprMonEaster Monday - Quebec Only
19 MayMonVictoria Day - Statutory, except in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
19 MayMonNational Patriots Day Quebec only - Commemoration of the Lower Canada Rebellion in 1837
23 JunMonDiscovery Day - Newfoundland and Labrador only
24 JunTueThe National Holiday of Quebec - Quebec only
1 JulTueCanada Day
4 AugMonCivic Day - First Monday in August. not Statutory holiday
18 AugMonDiscovery Day - Yukon only
1 SeptMonLabour Day
13 OctMonThanksgiving - Statutory, except in New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
11 NovTueRemembrance Day - Statutory holiday everywhere except Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia
25 DecThursChristmas Day
26 DecFriBoxing Day - Statutory in Ontario and federal jurisdictions

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
2 JanFriNew Year's Holiday - Quebec only
9 FebMonFamily Day - Statutory holiday in British Columbia
16 FebMonFamily Day - Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Saskatchewan. Known as Islander Day in Prince Edward Island
3 AprFriGood Friday - Statutory, except in Quebec where Easter Monday is statutory
6 AprMonEaster Monday - Quebec Only
6 AprMonEaster Monday - Government Holiday in most regions
18 MayMonVictoria Day - Statutory, except in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
18 MayMonNational Patriots Day Quebec only - Commemoration of the Lower Canada Rebellion in 1837
22 JunMonDiscovery Day - Newfoundland and Labrador only
24 JunWedThe National Holiday of Quebec - Quebec only
1 JulWedCanada Day
3 AugMonCivic Day - First Monday in August. not Statutory holiday
17 AugMonDiscovery Day - Yukon only
7 SeptMonLabour Day
12 OctMonThanksgiving - Statutory, except in New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
11 NovWedRemembrance Day - Statutory holiday everywhere except Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia
25 DecFriChristmas Day
26 DecSatBoxing Day - Statutory in Ontario and federal jurisdictions

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
2 JanSatNew Year's Holiday - Quebec only
8 FebMonFamily Day - Statutory holiday in British Columbia
15 FebMonFamily Day - Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Saskatchewan. Known as Islander Day in Prince Edward Island
25 MarFriGood Friday - Statutory, except in Quebec where Easter Monday is statutory
28 MarMonEaster Monday - Quebec Only
23 MayMonVictoria Day - Statutory, except in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
23 MayMonNational Patriots Day Quebec only - Commemoration of the Lower Canada Rebellion in 1837
24 JunFriThe National Holiday of Quebec - Quebec only
27 JunMonDiscovery Day - Newfoundland and Labrador only
1 JulFriCanada Day
1 AugMonCivic Day - First Monday in August. not Statutory holiday
17 AugWedDiscovery Day - Yukon only
5 SeptMonLabour Day
10 OctMonThanksgiving - Statutory, except in New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
11 NovFriRemembrance Day - Statutory holiday everywhere except Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia
25 DecSunChristmas Day
26 DecMonChristmas Day (in lieu)
27 DecTueBoxing Day (in lieu) - Statutory in Ontario and federal jurisdictions

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
2 JanTueDay after New Year's Day (Quebec only)
12 FebMonFamily Day (Statutory holiday in British Columbia)
19 FebMonFamily Day (3rd Monday in February. Statutory holiday in Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Saskatchewan)
30 MarFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday. Statutory, except in Quebec where Easter Monday can be taken as alternative)
2 AprMonEaster Monday (Quebec Only, Companies can choose between Good Friday or Easter Monday)
13 MaySunMother's Day (2nd Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday)
21 MayMonNational Patriots Day (Quebec Only - Commemoration of the Lower Canada Rebellion in 1837)
21 MayMonVictoria Day (Monday on or before 24 May. Statutory, except in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island)
17 JunSunFather's Day (3rd Sunday in June. Not a Public Holiday)
21 JunThursNational Aboriginal Day (Northwest Territories. Provincial Statutory Holiday)
25 JunMonDiscovery Day (Monday nearest 24th June. Newfoundland and Labrador only)
25 JunMonThe National Holiday of Quebec (Quebec only)
2 JulMonCanada Day (Observed on 1 July or on 2 July, if 1 July is a holiday)
9 JulMonNunavut Day (Nunavut only. Not a holiday for Federal employees)
6 AugMonCivic Day (First Monday in August. not Statutory holiday)
20 AugMonDiscovery Day (Monday nearest to 17th August)
3 SeptMonLabour Day (First Monday in September)
8 OctMonThanksgiving (2nd Monday in October) - Statutory, except in New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
11 NovSunRemembrance Day (Statutory holiday everywhere except Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia)
25 DecTueChristmas Day
26 DecWedBoxing Day (Statutory in Ontario and federal jurisdictions)
31 DecMonNew Year's Eve (Quebec Government only)

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