Canadian Statutory Holidays in 2014
This page lists all statutory holidays in Canada for 2014 and a few unofficial holidays as well.
2014 is not a leap year so holidays that aren't observed on the same day of the week each year move one day forward, which means that Christmas this year will be on a Thursday followed by Boxing Day on a Friday! This makes vacation planning much easier for most of us.
Halloween - although not a stat holiday - is an exciting time of the year and it's on a Friday this year: trick or treaters can stay out a little later!
Canada Day is a Tuesday this year. This means that probably half the country will take Monday off to make this into a four-day long weekend!
Thanksgiving in 2014 is on October 13.
Easter in 2014 is fairly late on April 21 (Easter Monday), which makes for a nice and warm egghunt hopefully.
Holidays in 2014:
|Holiday||Date in 2014||Observance|
|New Year's Day||January 1, Wednesday||National|
|Islander Day||February 17, Monday||PEI|
|Louis Riel Day||Feb 17, Monday||MB|
|Family Day||February 17, Monday (Feb 10 in BC)||BC, AB, SK, ON|
|Valentine's Day||February 14, Friday||Not a stat holiday|
|St. Patrick's Day||March 17, Monday||Not a stat holiday|
|Good Friday||April 18, Friday||National except QC|
|Easter Monday||April 21, Monday||Government employees only and QC|
|Mother's Day||May 11, Sunday||Not a stat holiday|
|Victoria Day||May 19, Monday||National|
|Father's Day||June 15, Sunday||Not a stat holiday|
|St. Jean Baptiste Day||June 24, Tuesday||QC|
|Aboriginal Day||June 21, Saturday||NWT|
|Canada Day||July 1, Tuesday||National|
|Civic Holiday||August 4, Monday||AB, BC, SK, ON, NB, NU|
|Labour Day||September 1, Monday||National|
|Thanksgiving||October 13, Monday||National except NB, NS, NL|
|Halloween||October 31, Friday||Not a stat holiday|
|Remembrance Day||November 11, Tuesday||National except MB, ON, QC, NS|
|Christmas Day||December 25, Thursday||National|
|Boxing Day||December 26, Friday||ON (an optional holiday in other provinces)|
Do you find the holiday system in Canada too complicated? You're not alone. How would you change it?
In the past five years we added holidays for the following year sometime in the fall, however the 2014 calendar was added in February of 2013 due to popular demand. Who would have thought people are looking for holidays that far ahead?
Where will you spend your holidays in 2014?
Are you going on a cruise? Flying to Europe? A canoe trip maybe? See where Canadians plan to travel this year.
If you have a holiday story you wish to share with us we'd like to hear it! Do you have an idea to help make the most out of holidays in 2014? What are you planning to do, where will you travel?
Victoria Day is not a stat holiday in NB. Stores choose to close, but businesses are not required to pay holiday pay for that day.
Remembrance Day is not just a time off, it is to show respect and gratitude to our armed forces for a job only a few are willing to do and die for. This is not a "Hallmark" day. It and Canada Day is to show we are proud to be Canadians. I'm very surprised to find out not ALL of Canada celebrates our honour and history, that has given us our freedom to live and share with new Canadians what makes CANADIANS.No matter our diversity. That's what our Services fought and died for!
for most employed canadians;2 weeks vacation per year ad infinum and one 3 day weekend per month on average and maybe 3 sick days. very few company pensions now and not nearly enough discretionary income after taxes and basic living costs to pay into a real retirement fund. we are truly screwed as the baby boomers who held on to the last of the good jobs all retire leaving nothing for younger generations.
those bailouts were the last of it
I for one work a job where I have to work many stat holidays, I work very hard on my feet all day and it doesn't matter if it's a holiday or not I have to work. I have worked Christmas, Easter, Canada Day, Thanksgiving, etc. Last year I had only my 2 normal week days off to celebrate Christmas with my family and inlaws, that means merely 1 day per side of the family so to say Canadians are lazy "Charlie" is a misgiving that only someone who does not truly have insight might believe, also to say that Canada is a poor country is another mistruth that you have represented in your uneducated babble. Canada is one of the riches countries in the world, at times even surpassing the American economy. Yes we have social programs here because aside from being hard working we also have a social conscience that does not allow us in good conscience to see our citizens left homeless and starving or in need of medical care. I would love to be able to spend more time with my family but unfortunately I believe in hard work to get what I want in life...isn't that the definition of good work ethic? Maybe the next time you decide to criticize an entire nation you should actually research the truth...guess it's easier (lazier) to perpetrate a lie as fact than it is to make sure your information is correct...maybe you should check your own work ethic first
I do agree with many of you, there should be one statutory holiday in every month. After all, this government takes about 4 months of pay from my paycheck in taxes every year... We need more breaks to better enjoy our lives, and not only think about work.