There are 9 statutory holidays in Ontario (ON). The Ontario Statutory Holidays 2023 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 2023
|January – 1||Sunday||New Year’s Day *|
|February – 20||Monday||Family Day|
|April – 7||Friday||Good Friday|
|May – 22||Monday||Victoria Day|
|July – 1||Saturday||Canada Day|
|September – 4||Monday||Labour Day|
|October – 9||Monday||Thanksgiving Day|
|December – 25||Monday||Christmas|
|December – 26||Tuesday||Boxing Day|
Ontario Optional Holidays 2023
While some employers give their employees the following optional holidays in the year 2023.
|April – 9||Sunday||Easter Sunday|
|April – 10||Monday||Easter Monday|
|August – 7||Monday||Emancipation Day (Civic Holiday)|
|November – 11||Saturday||Remembrance Day|
Special Rules for Ontario Statutory Holidays 2023
- 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.