2019 Canadian Statutory Holidays
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.
Tell us how you would change Canada's holiday system an what changes you would like to see to our convoluted stat holiday rules.
Read about the new proposed holiday: National Truth and Reconciliation Day.
Send in your comments, tips and ideas about holidays in Canada for 2019
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.