Canada Statutory Holidays 2017
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 statutory holidays for Canada. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national list or choose your province’s calendar.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day||National|
|13 Feb||Mon||Family Day||BC|
|20 Feb||Mon||Islander Day||PEI|
|20 Feb||Mon||Heritage Day||NS|
|20 Feb||Mon||Family Day||AB, ON & SK|
|20 Feb||Mon||Louis Riel Day||MB|
|14 Apr||Fri||Good Friday||National except QC|
|17 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday||QC|
|22 May||Mon||Victoria Day||National except NB, NL,|
NS & QC
|22 May||Mon||National Patriots' Day||QC|
|21 Jun||Wed||Aboriginal Day||NT & YT|
|24 Jun||Sat||St Jean Baptiste Day||QC|
|1 Jul||Sat||Canada Day||National|
|7 Aug||Mon||Civic Holiday||AB, BC, NB, NU,|
ON & SK
|21 Aug||Mon||Discovery Day||YT|
|4 Sep||Mon||Labour Day||National|
|9 Oct||Mon||Thanksgiving Day||National except NB, NL|
|11 Nov||Sat||Remembrance Day||National except MB, NS,|
ON & QC
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day||National|
|26 Dec||Tue||Boxing Day||ON|
Choose your province or territory
|British Columbia||Prince Edward Island|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Saskatchewan|
Statutory holidays in Canada are also known as public holidays. Holidays are legislated by the federal, provincial and territorial government bodies. Canadians observe New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Canada Day, Labor Day and Christmas Day as nationwide statutory holidays. In addition to that, each province or territory observes its’ own provincial or territorial statutory holidays.
Employees may request and obtain time off for traditional religious observances practiced by the Jewish, Eastern Orthodox or Muslim faiths.
Under the Canadian Public Holiday Law, the majority of employees are entitled to take a statutory holiday off with full compensation. The law states that if an employee agrees to work on a statutory holiday, he or she must sign a written document agreeing to work and must be paid additional wages to compensate for holiday pay.
Employers in the private sector can determine the amount of extra compensation to be paid to employees who are required to work on a holiday. This usually includes essential care workers, such as medical professionals, law enforcement personnel and emergency services employees.
According to Part III of the Canada Labour Code, employees are entitled to nine paid holidays per year. Under the Code, a statutory holiday is defined as a day in which professionals, managers and employees are entitled to a day off with full compensation.
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