Statutory Holidays

Statutory Holidays

Public holidays in Canada are also known as ‘Statutory Holidays’ , ‘Stat Holidays’ or simply ‘Stats’. A statutory holiday in Canada is legislated either through the federal, or a provincial or territorial government.

Nationwide Statutory Holidays: 

There are 5 Nationwide statutory holidays as :

  1. New Year’s Day
  2. Good Friday
  3. Canada Day
  4. Labor Day
  5. Christmas Day  

Statutory Holidays for federal employees: 

In addition to the nationwide stat holidays, the following holidays are mandated by federal legislation for federally regulated employees. All banks commemorate these holidays, and they are statutory in some provinces and territories :

  • Easter Monday
  • Victoria Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Remembrance Day
  • Boxing Day

National and Provincial Stat Holidays:

This is the  list of all national and provincial stat holidays in Canada.

Canadian Stat Holidays
Holiday Name Date Note
New Year’s Day First Day of New Year National
Day After New Year’s Day Second Day of New Year Quebec
Louis Riel Day Third Monday in February Manitoba
Family Day Third Monday in February Alberta, British Columbia,New Brunswick, Saskatchewan
Nova Scotia Heritage Day Third Monday in February Nova Scotia
Islander Day Third Monday in February PEI
St. Patrick’s Day March 17 Newfoundland and Labrador
Good Friday Friday before Easter Day National
Easter Monday Monday after Easter Day Alberta, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, PEI, Quebec
Victoria Day Monday before May 25 National
National Aboriginal Day June 21 Northwest Territories
National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21 Yukon
Discovery Day June 24 Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada Day July 01 National
Nunavut Day July 09 Nunavut
Orangeman’s Day July 11 Newfoundland and Labrador
Civic Day First Monday in August National
Alberta Heritage Day First Monday in August Alberta
British Columbia Day First Monday in August British Columbia
Terry Fox Day First Monday in August Manitoba
New Brunswick Day First Monday in August New Brunswick
Emancipation Day First Monday in August Ontario
Saskatchewan Day First Monday in August Saskatchewan
Discovery Day Third Monday in August Yukon
Labour Day First Monday in September National
Thanksgiving Day Second Monday in October National
Remembrance Day November 11 National
Armistice Day November 11 Newfoundland and Labrador
Christmas December 25 National
Boxing Day December 26 National

Canada Provinces and Territories Statutory Holidays 2022:

Provinces and Territories Statutory Holidays 2022
Alberta British Columbia Manitoba
New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario
Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan
Yukon

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