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    We know that it’s confusing: the statutory holidays that are covered vary from province to province (or territory), based on what is legislated for that province or territory.

    Because of provincial legislation, we end up with varying holidays – for example: Remembrance Day is a holiday in some provinces, but not in others. Boxing Day is a (paid) statutory holiday in Ontario and Nunavut … and in New Brunswick for part time, and seasonal employees or temporary employees who have 6 months or more continuous service. We understand your confusion!

    To further complicate things, some clients will have their offices closed on holidays that are not considered a statutory holiday. Those days are treated as unpaid holidays, unless special arrangements are made with the client (in advance of the holiday) for an alternate arrangement.

    Not sure if the stat holiday is paid or not?
    See the list of paid statutory holidays for your province or territory:

    Alberta

     

    • New Year’s Day (January 1st)
    • Family Day (Third Monday in February)
    • Good Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
    • Victoria Day (Monday before May 25)
    • Canada Day (July 1)
    • Labour Day (First Monday in September)
    • Thanksgiving (Second Monday in October)
    • Remembrance Day (November 11)
    • Christmas Day (December 25)

    Note: Boxing Day (December 26) and Easter Monday are not statutory holidays in Alberta

    British Columbia

    • New Year’s Day (January 1st)
    • Family Day (Second Monday in February)
    • Good Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
    • Victoria Day (Monday before May 25)
    • Canada Day (July 1)
    • B.C. Day (First Monday in August)
    • Labour Day (First Monday in September)
    • Thanksgiving (Second Monday in October)
    • Remembrance Day (November 11)
    • Christmas Day (December 25)

    Note: Boxing Day (December 26) and Easter Monday are not statutory holidays in BC

    Manitoba

    • New Year’s Day (January 1st)
    • Louis Riel Day (Third Monday in February)
    • Good Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
    • Victoria Day (Monday before May 25)
    • Canada Day (July 1)
    • Labour Day (First Monday in September)
    • Thanksgiving (Second Monday in October)
    • Christmas Day (December 25)

    Note: Boxing Day (December 26) and Easter Monday are not statutory holidays in Manitoba

    New Brunswick

    • New Year’s Day (January 1st)
    • Good Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
    • Canada Day (July 1)
    • New Brunswick Day (First Monday in August)
    • Labour Day (First Monday in September)
    • Remembrance Day (November 11)
    • Christmas Day (December 25)

    Note: Boxing Day (December 26) and Easter Monday are not statutory holidays in New Brunswick

    Newfoundland & Labrador

    • New Year’s Day (January 1st)
    • Good Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
    • Canada Day (July 1)
    • Labour Day (First Monday in September)
    • Remembrance Day (November 11)
    • Christmas Day (December 25)

    Note: Boxing Day (December 26) Easter Monday and Thanksgiving are not statutory holidays in Newfoundland and Labrador

    Nova Scotia

    • New Year’s Day (January 1st)
    • Nova Scotia Heritage Day (Third Monday in February)
    • Good Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
    • Canada Day (July 1)
    • Labour Day (First Monday in September)
    • Christmas Day (December 25)

    Note: Boxing Day (December 26) Remembrance Day, Easter Monday and Thanksgiving are not statutory holidays in Nova Scotia

    Ontario

    • New Year’s Day (January 1st)
    • Family Day (Third Monday in February)
    • Good Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
    • Victoria Day (Monday before May 25)
    • Canada Day (July 1)
    • Labour Day (First Monday in September)
    • Thanksgiving (Second Monday in October)
    • Christmas Day (December 25)
    • Boxing Day (December 26)

    Note: Easter Monday, the Civic Holiday and Remembrance Day (November 11) are not statutory holidays in Ontario

    Prince Edward Island

    • New Year’s Day (January 1st)
    • Islander Day (Third Monday in February)
    • Good Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
    • Canada Day (July 1)
    • Labour Day (First Monday in September)
    • Remembrance Day (November 11)
    • Christmas Day (December 25)

    Note: Boxing Day (December 26) Easter Monday and Thanksgiving are not statutory holidays in PEI

    Quebec

    • New Year’s Day (January 1st)
    • Easter Monday (Monday after Easter Sunday)
    • Victoria Day (Monday before May 25)
    • Fête Nationale / Jour St Jean Baptiste (June 24)
    • Canada Day (July 1)
    • Labour Day (First Monday in September)
    • Thanksgiving (Second Monday in October)
    • Christmas Day (December 25)

    Note: Boxing Day (December 26) and Good Friday are not statutory holidays in Quebec – but Easter Monday is.

    Saskatchewan

    • New Year’s Day (January 1st)
    • Family Day (Third Monday in February)
    • Good Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
    • Victoria Day (Monday before May 25)
    • Canada Day (July 1)
    • Saskatchewan Day (First Monday in August)
    • Labour Day (First Monday in September)
    • Thanksgiving (Second Monday in October)
    • Remembrance Day (November 11)
    • Christmas Day (December 25)

    Note: Boxing Day (December 26) and Easter Monday are not statutory holidays in Saskatchewan

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