Statutory Holidays in Canada -

Federal Statutory Holidays

The following lists Canada's federal statutory holidays. Government offices, schools, banks and some stores in Canada are closed on these dates:

  • New Year's Day - January 1
  • Good Friday - Friday preceding Easter
  • Easter Monday - Monday immediately after Easter
  • The date for Easter is set each year by a formula adopted by Christian churches (the first Sunday after the first fourteenth day of the Paschal Full Moon that is on or after the ecclesiastical vernal equinox).
  • Victoria Day - the Monday preceding May 25
  • Canada Day - July 1, 2007 (observed July 2 if July 1 falls on a Sunday)
  • Labour Day - first Monday of September
  • Thanksgiving Day - second Monday of October
  • Remembrance Day - November 11
  • Christmas Day - December 25
  • Boxing Day - December 26

Provincial Statutory Holidays

Each of Canada's 10 provinces and three territories celebrate their own holidays, listed below.

  • British Columbia
    British Columbia Day - first Monday of August
  • Alberta
    Alberta Family Day - third Monday of February
    Heritage Day - first Monday of August
  • Saskatchewan
    Civic Holiday - first Monday of August
    Family Day - third Monday of February
  • Manitoba
    Civic Holiday - first Monday of August
  • Ontario
    Civic Holiday - first Monday of August
  • Quebec
    National Day - June 24
  • New Brunswick
    New Brunswick Day - first Monday of August
  • Nova Scotia
    Natal Day - first Monday of August
  • Prince Edward Island
    Natal Day - by proclamation, usually on first Monday of August
  • Newfoundland & Labrador
    Celebrated on nearest Monday:
    St. Patrick's Day - March 17
    St. George's Day - April 23
    Discovery Day - June 24
    Memorial Day - July 1
    Orangemen's Day - July 12
    Regatta Day/Civic Holiday - fixed by municipal council orders
  • Yukon
    Discovery Day - third Monday of August
  • Northwest Territories
    Civic Holiday - first Monday of August
    National Aboriginal Day - June 21
  • Nunavut
    Nunavut Day - July 9 (public service holiday)
     


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