Canadian Statutory Holidays in 2010

In 2010 New Year's Day falls on a Friday starting off the year by a long weekend! Then there are no stat holidays until Family Day (3nd Monday of February) in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario and Islander Day in PEI. The other provinces have to wait until Good Friday on April 2.

The Victoria Day statutory holiday in 2010 is actually on May 24 so it will be a "real" May-two-four long weekend this year.

Canada day in 2010 is on a Thursday. Will everyone take Friday off to make it a four day weekend? Probably yes:)

Then Labour Day and Thanksgiving on the Mondays and finally Christmas Day on Dec 25, which is a Saturday. Yikes. Make sure to talk to your HR department or employer to arrange your time off because Christmas Day is not a weekday in 2010 and it's not always obvious what day emplyees are entitled to take off.

Below is a calendar of statutory holidays in Canada for 2010. It includes non stat holidays as well. Checkmarks indicate statutory holidays.

Last year by far the most people visiting the site were looking for Ontario holidays and holidays in BC. Will 2010 holiday searches be different? Probably not, the two most overworked province keep looking for some time off.

Holiday Date in 2010 BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL YT NT NU
New Year's Day January 1, Friday
Islander Day February 8, Monday                        
Family Day February 15, Monday                    
Valentine's Day February 14, Sunday Not an official holiday
St. Patrick's Day March 17, Wednesday Not an official holiday
Good Friday April 2, Friday  
Easter Monday April 5, Monday                        
Mother's Day May 9, Sunday Not an official holiday
Victoria Day May 24, Monday        
Father's Day June 20, Sunday Not an official holiday
St. Jean Baptiste Day June 24, Thursday                        
Canada Day July 1, Thursday
Civic Holiday August 2 , Monday                
Labour Day September 6, Monday
Thanksgiving October 11, Monday        
Halloween October 31, Sunday Not an official holiday
Remembrance Day November 11, Thursday        
Christmas Day December 25, Saturday
Boxing Day December 26, Sunday                        
Click here to look at 2009 holidays in Canada
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