Alberta Statutory Holidays 2016

Here is the list of stat holidays in Alberta that are different from the national holidays in Canada celebrated across the country.

  • Boxing day is not a statutory holiday in Alberta but many non-retail businesses treat it such.
  • Remembrance Day is observed in Alberta.
  • Family day, third Monday of February, is a statutory holiday
  • Boxing Day is optional - ask your HR department or boss about it
  • Heritage Day, first Monday of August, is officially not a statutory holiday but some people and businesses take the day off anyway. This is the equivalent of Civic Holiday in other parts of Canada.

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Alberta statutory holidays for 2016 and 2017:

Holiday 2016 2017
New Year's Day
January 1
Fri, January 1 Sun, January 1
Alberta Family Day
Third Monday in February
Mon, February 15 Mon, February 20
Good Friday
Friday before Easter Sunday
Fri, March 25 Fri, April 14
Easter Monday *
Government employees only
Mon, March 28 Mon, April 17
Victoria Day
Monday before May 25
Mon, May 23 Mon, May 22
Canada Day
July 1
Fri, July 1 Sat, July 1
Heritage Day **
First Monday in August
Mon, August 1 Mon, August 7
Labour Day
First Monday in September
Mon, September 5 Mon, September 4
Thanksgiving
Second Monday in October
Mon, October 10 Mon, October 9
Remembrance Day
November 11
Fri, November 11 Sat, November 11
Christmas Day
December 25
Sun, December 25 Mon, December 25
Boxing Day *
December 26
Mon, December 26 Tue, December 26

* For banks and government offices only.

Go to the overview list of national and provincial holidays in Canada.

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