There are 11 statutory holidays in British Columbia (BC). The British Columbia Statutory Holidays 2024 include New Year’s Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, BC Day, Labour Day,National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day.
Easter Sunday, Easter Monday and Boxing Day are not statutory holidays in B.C.
British Columbia Statutory Holidays 2024
|January – 1||Monday||New Year’s Day|
|February – 19||Monday||Family Day|
|March – 29||Friday||Good Friday|
|May – 20||Monday||Victoria Day|
|July – 1||Monday||Canada Day|
|August – 5||Monday||B.C. Day|
|September – 2||Monday||Labour Day|
|September – 30||Monday||National Day for Truth and Reconciliation|
|October – 14||Monday||Thanksgiving Day|
|November – 11||Monday||Remembrance Day|
|December – 25||Wednesday||Christmas|
British Columbia Optional Holidays 2024
While some employers give their employees the following optional holidays in the year 2024.
|March – 31||Sunday||Easter Sunday|
|April – 1||Monday||Easter Monday|
|December – 26||Thursday||Boxing Day|
British Columbia Holidays Calendar 2024
Special Rules for British Columbia Statutory Holidays 2024
- Easter Sunday, Easter Monday and Boxing Day are not statutory holidays in British Columbia.
- If the statutory holiday falls on an employee’s day off, the employer is not required to give another day off.
- An employer may for one or more employees at a workplace substitute another day off for a statutory holiday if the employer and the employee or a majority of those employees, as the case may be, agree to the substitution.
- If Employees work on a statutory holiday, they get time-and-a-half plus an average day’s pay.