2019 Canadian Statutory Holidays

The next holiday is Labour Day in 11 days.

Read about holidays in Canada in 2019 on the page below and feel free to send in your message related to Canadian stat holidays in the comments section.

2019 will be a very straightforward year as far as holidays are concerned: none of the major holidays are on a weekend. Canada Day, for example, has caused a lot of confusion in the past two years when it fell on a weekend. This time, however, it's on a Monday, which makes for a very convenient three day long weekend!

Easter will be rather late: Good Friday in 2019 is April 19 and Easter Sunday is April 21.

Remembrance Day will also be a Monday, which will no doubt rekindle the discussion about its inconsistent statutory holiday status across the country especially in Ontario where many people won't be able to attend ceremonies because Remembrance Day is still not a stat holiday.

Christmas in 2019 will be on a Wednesday and Boxing Day will be on a Thursday. What is your Christmas holiday strategy? How to make the most of the holidays while using the least amount of vacation days? Share your thoughts about this below.

New Year's Day is a Tuesday, so you have to save up one last vacation day for Dec 31st in order enjoy an uninterrupted winter holiday.

Note: in 2019 Family Day will be moved a week later in BC so it will be aligned with Family Day celebrated in other provinces.

List of Canadian holidays in 2019

Holiday Date in 2019 Observance
New Year's Day January 1, Tuesday National
Islander Day February 18, Monday PEI
Louis Riel Day February 18, Monday MB
Heritage Day February 18, Monday NS
Family Day February 18, Monday BC, AB, SK, ON, NB
Valentine's Day February 14, Thursday Not a stat holiday
Leap Day Not a leap year -
St. Patrick's Day March 17, Sunday Not a stat holiday
Good Friday April 19, Friday National except QC
Easter Monday April 22, Monday QC
Mother's Day May 12, Sunday Not a stat holiday
Victoria Day May 20, Monday National except NB, NS, NL
Father's Day June 16, Sunday Not a stat holiday
Aboriginal Day June 21, Friday NWT
St. Jean Baptiste Day June 24, Monday QC
Canada Day July 1, Monday National
Civic Holiday August 5, Monday AB, BC, SK, ON, NB, NU
Labour Day September 2, Monday National
Thanksgiving October 14, Monday National except NB, NS, NL
Halloween October 31, Thursday Not a holiday
Remembrance Day November 11, Monday National except MB, ON, QC, NS
Christmas Day December 25, Wednesday National
Boxing Day December 26, Thursday ON

2019 is not a leap year. The next leap year will be 2020.

Most school boards in 2019 start the shoolyear on September 3 - a day after Labour Day.

Daylight saving time in 2019 starts on Sunday, March 10 and ends on Sunday, November 3.

Download the 2019 holiday calendar in a PDF format or view it as a printer-friendly page.

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Read about the new proposed holiday: National Truth and Reconciliation Day.

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Recent comments
Posted by Reese:

As far as I am concerned, eid is a religious holiday for muslims, it has absolutely nothing to do with our proud, strong Canadian heritage, thank you.

Posted by Rick:

It's interesting your site shows August 5th as a Statutory Holiday, yet the Federal Govt site does not (https://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/remuneration-compensation/services-paye-pay-services/paye-centre-pay/feries-holidays-eng.html). Our Golf Club allows Weekday Members to play 5 days a week except "statutory holidays". I am checking how they are treating August 5th!

Posted by Pierre:

I think for those who have endured, suffered and those who have perished as a result of these residential schools, no day will suffice. I think the first Monday in March would be a good day so we may all reflect, support, learn, educate and assist in helping these original people of Canada who presently and historically have endured any form of abuse and suffering.

Posted by Marie:

We are a very multicultural society. I think if your culture celebrates a certain day, ask your employer for the day off. One group cannot be favored over another as there are so many in Canada. My parents came from the Netherlands, every country has different holidays. You immigrate to Canada you can celebrate the stat holidays for Canada as a country and still celebrate your own culture (that is what vacation days can be used for or request a day off). There are many jobs where people still work on stat holidays here too. You left your country for many different reasons, just try to enjoy Canada as it is and sprinkle in your own culture as the icing on a cake. Many people do enjoy learning about other cultures through festivals, etc., especially here in Calgary.

Posted by Dan B:

I disagree with the sentiment that eid has no significance in Canada, because Canadians celebrate it. The question is, do enough Canadians celebrate it to justify it being a national holiday? The answer is no. Also, eid has no set date - it falls on different days depending on who celebrates it. So, it seems like it could only become a local holiday at best. I would suggest getting involved with your municipal government/representative first, before talking about even provincial/territory-scale laws, let alone national-scale law.

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