Nova Scotia Check the 2021 statutory holidays in Nova Scotia of Canada. Check 2021 public holidays dates for Nova Scotia Heritage Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Natal Day, Labor Day, Remembrance Day etc in Canada.

Find the list of paid holidays in Nova Scotia for the year 2021.
Nova Scotia Public Holidays 2021
Date Week Day Holiday
January – 01 Friday New Year’s Day
February – 15 Monday Nova Scotia Heritage Day
April – 02 Friday Good Friday
July – 1 Thursday Canada Day
September – 06 Monday Labor Day
December – 25 Saturday Christmas

While some employers give their employees the following Non-Statutory Holidays (Optional Holidays) in the year 2021.

Nova Scotia Optional Holidays in 2021
Date Week Day Holiday
April – 04 Sunday Easter Sunday
October – 11 Monday Thanksgiving Day
November – 11 Thursday Remembrance Day
December – 26 Sunday Boxing Day

Special Rules for Public Holidays in Nova Scotia –
  • There are 6 general (paid) holidays listed in the Labour Standards Code, these are New Year’s Day, Nova Scotia Heritage Day, Good Friday, Canada Day, Labour Day and Christmas.
  • Remembrance Day has different closing rules.
  • If the employer and the employees want to work the holiday as usual and observe the holiday on a different day, the employer can apply for approval to do this.
  • Non-Statutory Holidays (Optional Holidays) : Some days are commonly recognized as holidays but these are not paid holidays under the Nova Scotia Labour Standards Code.