Check the 2022 Statutory and Designated holidays in Nova Scotia, Canada. Check 2022 stats holidays dates for Nova Scotia Heritage Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Natal Day, Labor Day, Remembrance Day.

Below is the list of paid holidays in Nova Scotia for the year 2022.

Nova Scotia Stat Holidays 2022
DateWeek DayHoliday
January – 03MondayNew Year’s Day (Observed Day)
February – 21Monday Nova Scotia Heritage Day
April – 15Friday Good Friday
July – 1Friday Canada Day
September – 05Monday Labour Day
December – 26Monday Christmas (Observed Day)

Some employers give their employees the following Non-Statutory Holidays (Optional Holidays) in the year 2022.

Nova Scotia Optional Holidays in 2022
DateWeek DayHoliday
April – 17Sunday Easter Sunday
October – 10Monday Thanksgiving Day
November – 11FridayRemembrance Day
December – 27Tuesday Boxing Day (Observed 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.