Statutory Holidays in Ontario
The following holidays are observed in additon to the national holidays in Canada: Family Day, (effective 2008), Victoria Day, Civic Holiday (Simcoe Day), Thanksgiving and Boxing Day.
Oddly enough, Remembrance Day is not a statutory holiday in Ontario, making it the most controversial non-stat holiday in the province. Many people think that is should be a statutory holiday all across Canada.
Civic Holiday on the first Monday of August is an optional holiday - provincially regulated employers are not required by law to give this day off. It's called Simcoe Day in Ontario.
Holiday tip: If you live in or near Toronto be sure to visit High Park on a weekend or during your holidays, it's a truly beautiful park in the heart of Toronto.
Below is a list of stat holidays in Ontario and dates when they are observed in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
|New Year's Day
|Tue, January 1||Wed, January 1||Thu, January 1|
Third Monday in February
|Mon, February 18||Mon, February 17||Mon, February 16|
Friday before Easter Sunday
|Fri, March 29||Fri, April 18||Fri, April 3|
|Easter Monday *
Monday after Easter Sunday
|Mon, April 1||Mon, April 21||Mon, April 6|
Monday before May 25
|Mon, May 20||Mon, May 19||Mon, May 18|
|Mon, July 1||Tue, July 1||Wed, July 1|
First Monday in August
* not an official stat holiday.
|Mon, August 5||Mon, August 4||Mon, August 3|
First Monday in September
|Mon, September 2||Mon, September 1||Mon, September 7|
Second Monday in October
|Mon, October 14||Mon, October 13||Mon, October 12|
|Wed, December 25||Thu, December 25||Fri, December 25|
|Thu, December 26||Fri, December 26||Sat, December 26|
* Only federal employers are required to give the day off.