Statutory Holidays in Canada in 2016

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10 October 2016 This Regional holiday is in 13 days. Celebrated on the Second Monday in October and statutory, except in New Brunswick, Newf...

Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day

11 November 2016 This Regional holiday is in 45 days. Observed on November 11 to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918 and honor...

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2016 This National holiday is in 89 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which (traditionally, but unlikely in reality)...

Canada List of National and regional statutory holidays of Canada in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Monday February 08 Feb 8 Family Day Statutory holiday in British Columbia
Monday February 15 Feb 15 Family Day 3rd Monday in February. Statutory holiday in Alberta, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Saskatchewan. Known as Islander Day in Prince Edward Island
Friday March 25 Mar 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday. Statutory, except in Quebec where Easter Monday can be taken as alternative
Monday March 28 Mar 28 Easter Monday Quebec. Companies can choose between Good Friday or Easter Monday
Sunday May 08 May 8 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Monday May 23 May 23 Victoria Day Monday on or before May 24. Statutory, except in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
Monday May 23 May 23 National Patriots Day Quebec only. Commemoration of the Lower Canada Rebellion in 1837
Sunday June 19 Jun 19 Fathers Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Tuesday June 21 Jun 21 National Aboriginal Day Northwest Territories. Provincial Statutory Holiday
Friday June 24 Jun 24 The National Holiday of Quebec Quebec only
Monday June 27 Jun 27 Discovery Day Monday nearest June 24th. Newfoundland and Labrador only
Friday July 01 Jul 1 Canada Day Observed on July 1 or on July 2, if July 1 is a holiday
Saturday July 09 Jul 9 Nunavut Day Nunavut only. Not a holiday for Federal employees
Monday August 01 Aug 1 Civic Day First Monday in August. not Statutory holiday
Monday August 15 Aug 15 Discovery Day Monday nearest August 17th. Yukon only
Monday September 05 Sep 5 Labour Day First Monday in September
Monday October 10 Oct 10 Thanksgiving 2nd Monday in October. Statutory, except in New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
Friday November 11 Nov 11 Remembrance Day Statutory holiday everywhere except Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia
Sunday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day
Monday December 26 Dec 26 Christmas Day (in lieu)
Tuesday December 27 Dec 27 Boxing Day (in lieu) Statutory in Ontario and federal jurisdictions


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