The Canadian Statutory holidays are paid holidays for the employees and this has to be mentioned in the contract that was signed while joining the organization that you currently working with. To make things clear, you have to ask for this before signing the contract to avoid unexpected disputes. The holidays are divided into levels according to territorial, national, federal, municipal, and civic holidays.
There are several things that are performed on that day of the holiday such as eating lots of food, arranging parties on the new year and playing with snow on the Canadian day. Before moving towards the activities and reasons for celebrating the events and holidays let’s have a look over the holidays in 2020 in Canada.
Statutory Holidays Canada:
As it is a paid holiday and everyone loves holidays that are paying them off for enjoying the day in the way they want. Other than this, one can plan something that they were waiting for so long and can use these holidays for some important personal or business works.
As a citizen of the country, it is important that you are aware of the holidays and events in the near future. You also need to gather the information if you have business connections or traveling history and planning to visit the country in the ongoing year. This is because you may find almost all of the famous places, banks, and government organizations closed on the given days. So, below is a chart showing national and provisional statutory holidays in Canada in 2020.
|New Year's Day||January 1||Nationwide|
|Islander Day||Third Monday in February||PE|
|Family Day||Third Monday in February (2nd in BC)||BC, AB, SK, ON, NB|
|Louis Riel Day||Third Monday in February||MB|
|St. Patrick's Day||March 17||NL|
|Good Friday||Friday before Easter Sunday||Nationwide except QC|
|Easter Monday||Monday after Easter Sunday||QC|
|St. George's Day||April 23||NL|
(National Patriots Day in QC)
|Monday preceding May 25th||Nationwide except NB, NS, PE, NL|
|National Aboriginal Day||June 21||NT|
(St. Jean Baptiste Day)
|Discovery Day||June 24||NL|
(Memorial Day in NFL)
|Nunavut Day||July 1||NT|
|Civic Holiday||First Monday in August||AB, BC, SK, ON, NB, NU|
|Labour Day||First Monday of September||Nationwide|
|Thanksgiving||Second Monday in October||Nationwide except NB, NS, PE, NL|
|Remembrance Day||November 11||Nationwide except ON, QC, NS, NL|
|Christmas Day||December 25||Nationwide|
|Boxing Day||December 26||ON|
All the holidays of January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December are listed in the table above. The new table for the next year is updated in the last months of the ongoing year but we brought it for you in advance. So, get ready to plan things by keeping these important dates in mind.
Statutory Holidays Ontario:
There are a few public holidays and statutory holidays that are not observed or that are only observed in Ontario for instance, the boxing day is a statutory holiday only in Ontario. Exceptions are always there but most of the retail stores are closed on Easter Sunday. All the additional holidays and provinces that are observed in Ontario are mentioned in the table below.
|New Year's Day|
|Wed, January 1||Fri, January 1|
|Ontario Family Day|
Third Monday in February
|Mon, February 17||Mon, February 15|
Friday before Easter Sunday
|Fri, April, 10||Fri, April 2|
|Easter Monday *|
Government employees only
|Mon, April 13||Mon, April 5|
Monday before May 25
|Mon, May 18||Mon, May 24|
|Wed, July 1||Thu, July 1|
First Monday in August
|Mon, August 3||Mon, August 2|
First Monday in September
|Mon, September 7||Mon, September 6|
Second Monday in October
|Mon, October 12||Mon, October 11|
|Wed, November 11||Thu, November 11|
|Fri, December 25||Sat, December 25|
|Boxing Day *|
|Sat, December 26||Sun, December 26|
Conclusion and traveling tips: The final conclusion of the following tables is that you can schedule all your important works and activities according to these days. It is easy for you to postpone your business works such as bank visits because of the banks and government offices are closed on these days. However, some of the most famous places in Canada are opened on public holidays and you can schedule your plans for a public holiday.
Canada is a very beautiful country and if you are traveling to Canada then there are a few places that you must visit for maximum satisfaction. The county is blessed by nature and has too many attractive places but these are some of the most famous amongst them: Niagara Falls, Quebec City, Tofino, Whistler, St. John’s, Churchill, Banff national park, Butchart gardens, CN Tower.