There are 9 statutory holidays in Ontario (ON). The Ontario Statutory Holidays 2022 include New Year’s Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

There are also few Optional Holidays observed in Ontario.

Ontario Statutory Holidays 2022

Date Week Day Holiday
January – 3 Monday New Year’s Day (Observed Day)
February – 21 Monday Family Day
April – 15 Friday Good Friday
May – 23 Monday Victoria Day
July – 1 Friday Canada Day
September – 5 Monday Labour Day
October – 10 Monday Thanksgiving Day
December – 26 Monday Christmas (Observed Day)
December – 27 Tuesday Boxing Day (Observed Day)

Ontario Optional Holidays 2022

While some employers give their employees the following optional holidays in the year 2022.

Date Week Day Holiday
April – 17 Sunday Easter Sunday
April – 18 Monday Easter Monday
August – 01 Monday Emancipation Day (Civic Holiday)
November – 11 Friday Remembrance Day
Ontario Statutory Holidays Calendar 2022
Ontario Statutory Holidays 2022

Special Rules for Ontario Statutory Holidays 2022

  • If a statutory holiday falls on employee’s day off, the first working day immediately following the holiday becomes employee’s statutory holiday.
  • A substitute holiday is another working day off work that is designated to replace a public holiday. Employees are entitled to be paid public holiday pay for a substitute holiday.

Read more about on statutory holidays on Ontario Government website