There are 6 statutory holidays in Nova Scotia (NS). The Nova Scotia Statutory Holidays 2022 include New Year’s Day, Nova Scotia Heritage Day, Good Friday, Canada Day, Labor Day and Christmas.
There are 4 optional holidays as Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day and Boxing Day
Nova Scotia Statutory Holidays 2022
|January – 3||Monday||New Year’s Day (Observed Day)|
|February – 21||Monday||Nova Scotia Heritage Day|
|April – 15||Friday||Good Friday|
|July – 1||Friday||Canada Day|
|September – 5||Monday||Labour Day|
|December – 26||Monday||Christmas (Observed Day)|
Nova Scotia Optional Holidays 2022
Some employers give their employees the following Non-Statutory Holidays (Optional Holidays) in the year 2022 as following.
|April – 17||Sunday||Easter Sunday|
|October – 10||Monday||Thanksgiving Day|
|November – 11||Friday||Remembrance Day|
|December – 27||Tuesday||Boxing Day (Observed Day)|
Calendar for Nova Scotia Statutory Holidays 2022
Special Rules for Nova Scotia Statutory Holidays 2022
- 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.
Reference : Holiday and Retail Closing Day Charts