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List of 2024 Canadian Statutory Holidays

Jan 24, 2024 1:01:17 PM
By The TPD Team

in Statutory Holidays, Canada

As we usher in the new year of 2024, both employers and employees must stay informed about the upcoming statutory holidays in Canada. Planning ahead for these holidays ensures a smooth workflow and helps everyone make the most of their well-deserved breaks. In this blog post, we'll provide you with a detailed list of Canadian statutory holidays in 2024, outlining the provinces and territories where these holidays are celebrated. Let's dive into the essential information you need to navigate the holiday calendar effectively.

Canadian Statutory Holidays 2024: A Complete Overview

1. Family Day - February 19, 2024

Family Day is observed in several provinces, including Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan. It's a day dedicated to spending quality time with family and loved ones.

2. Good Friday - March 29, 2024

Widely observed across Canada except in Quebec, Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It is a day for reflection and religious observances.

3. Easter Monday - April 1, 2024 (Quebec only)

In the province of Quebec, Easter Monday is a statutory holiday. It provides an additional day for reflection and celebration following Easter Sunday.

4. Victoria Day - May 20, 2024

Celebrated in most provinces and territories, except Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador, Victoria Day honors Queen Victoria's birthday. It is a day to enjoy the onset of warmer weather and kickstart the summer season.

5. Canada Day - July 1, 2024

Canada Day falls on a Monday in 2024, creating an extended weekend for Monday-to-Friday employees. Taking an extra day off on the previous Friday or on Tuesday will likely be a popular choice to create a four-day long weekend. Make sure to coordinate with your employer and coworkers early on for a seamless holiday experience.

6. Civic Holiday - August 5, 2024

Civic Holiday, celebrated on August 5, 2024, is observed in several provinces including Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick, and Nunavut. It's a day for communities to celebrate local heritage and civic pride.

7. Labour Day - September 2, 2024

Recognized across the country, Labour Day pays tribute to the contributions of workers. It's a time to relax and enjoy the last long weekend of the summer.

8. National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - September 30, 2024

Introduced in 2021, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is observed on September 30, which falls on a Monday in 2024. It's important to note that this new holiday has sparked controversy as it applies only to federally regulated workers.

9. Thanksgiving Day - October 14, 2024

Thanksgiving is a time for Canadians to express gratitude for the harvest and blessings of the past year. Celebrated nationwide, except in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador, it's a day to gather with family and friends for a festive meal.

10. Remembrance Day - November 11, 2024

Honoring the sacrifices of the Canadian Armed Forces, Remembrance Day is observed nationwide. It's a day for reflection, ceremonies, and paying tribute to those who served in the military. RemembranceRemebrance Day is a national holiday except in Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Quebec.

11. Christmas Day - December 25, 2024

Unlike previous years, Christmas Day falls on a Wednesday in 2024. This positioning, along with Boxing Day following on Thursday, makes planning for the holidays more straightforward. It provides a mid-week break for celebration and festivities. However, be prepared for employees to take the following Friday off to extend their holiday celebrations.

12. Boxing Day - December 26, 2024

Observed in several provinces, including Ontario, Boxing Day is a time for shopping and enjoying post-Christmas sales.

13. New Year's Day - January 1, 2025

Kicking off the year, New Year's Day is a nationwide statutory holiday celebrated in all provinces and territories. It marks the beginning of the calendar year and is a time for reflection and fresh starts.



Date in 2023


New Year’s

January 1, Sunday


Islander Day

February 19, Monday 


Louis Riel Day

February 19, Monday 


Heritage Day 

February 19, Monday 


Family Day

February 19, Monday 


Good Friday

March 29, Friday 

National except for QC

Easter Monday

April 1, Monday


Victoria Day

May 20, Monday

National except for NS and NL

Aboriginal Day

June 21, Wednesday


St. Jean Baptiste Day

June 24, Saturday


Canada Day

July 1, Monday


Civic Holiday

August 5, Monday


Labour Day

September 2, Monday


National Day for Truth

and Reconciliation

September 30, Monday

National, federally regulated

workplaces only


October 14, Monday

National except for NS and NL

Remembrance Day

November 11, Monday

National except for MB, ON, QC, NS

Christmas Day

December 25, Wednesday


Boxing Day

December 26, Thursday



FAQ Section

Q1: Are statutory holidays the same across all provinces in Canada?

A1: While some holidays, such as New Year's Day and Canada Day, are observed nationwide, others may vary. Provinces and territories have the flexibility to designate additional holidays unique to their region.

Q2: Are employees entitled to holiday pay?

A2: In Canada, holiday pay entitlements may vary by province or territory. It's important to check the employment standards specific to your location to understand the rules regarding holiday pay.

Q3: Can employers require employees to work on statutory holidays?

A3: Depending on the jurisdiction, employers may have the authority to request employees to work on statutory holidays. However, regulations often require compensation or time off in lieu for such work.

Q4: How can employers effectively plan for statutory holidays?

A4: Employers can plan ahead by establishing clear holiday policies, communicating expectations with employees, and ensuring adequate staffing levels to accommodate holiday time-off requests.

Q5: What happens if a statutory holiday falls on a weekend?

A5: If a statutory holiday falls on a weekend, some provinces and territories may observe the holiday on the following Monday. It's advisable to check the specific regulations in your region.


Stay informed, plan ahead, and make the most of your holidays in 2024 with this comprehensive guide to Canadian statutory holidays. Whether it's coordinating an extended long weekend or navigating new holidays, preparation is key to a stress-free and enjoyable holiday season.


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