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

Date Week Day Holiday
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.

Date Week Day Holiday
April – 9 Sunday Easter Sunday
April – 10 Monday Easter Monday
August – 7 Monday Emancipation Day (Civic Holiday)
November – 11 Saturday Remembrance Day

Ontario Statutory Holidays 2023


Ontario Statutory Holidays 2023

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.

Read more about on statutory holidays on Ontario Government website