There are 9 statutory holidays in Alberta (AB). The Alberta Statutory Holidays 2023 include New Year’s Day, Alberta Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas. There are also 3 Optional General Holidays in Alberta as Easter Monday, Heritage Day and Boxing Day.
Alberta Statutory Holidays 2023
|January – 01||Sunday||New Year’s Day|
|February – 20||Monday||Alberta Family Day|
|April – 07||Friday||Good Friday|
|May – 22||Monday||Victoria Day|
|July – 01||Saturday||Canada Day|
|September – 04||Monday||Labour Day|
|October – 09||Monday||Thanksgiving Day|
|November – 11||Saturday||Remembrance Day|
|December – 25||Monday||Christmas|
Alberta Optional General Holidays: If an employer agrees to designate additional general holidays for their employees, all employment standards rules related to general holiday pay still apply for these additional holidays. Employees should confirm this and any pay entitlements with their employer. Optional general holidays in Alberta include :
|April – 10||Monday||Easter Monday|
|August – 07||Monday||Heritage Day|
|December – 26||Tuesday||Boxing Day|
Special Rules for Public Holidays in Alberta –
- All Alberta government offices are closed on statutory holidays.
- If an eligible employee is on vacation when a general holiday occurs, the employee can take off with pay the first scheduled working day after their vacation. Or, in agreement with their employer, they can take another day that would otherwise have been a work day before their next annual vacation.