2021 Canadian Statutory Holidays

The next holiday is Remembrance Day - Stat holiday except in NS, ON, QC & MB. in 23 days.

On this page you will find general information and details about holidays in Canada for 2021.

Canada Day will be on Thursday so this year you can simply take one day off to make it a four day long weekend!

Easter in 2021 is on April 2 (Good Friday) and Easter Sunday is on April 4 - approximately halfway between Family Day and Victoria Day.

Remembrance Day will be on a Thursday and we expect, as in previous years, a heated debate in the comments section over the official holiday status of this day.

Christmas in 2021 is a weekend: Christmas day on a Saturday and Boxing Day following on Sunday. Be sure to check with your employer what days you'll have off. See our when Christmas is on a weekend page for more details and discussion.

Although not an official holiday, Halloween is a popular celebration and this year it's on a Sunday so parents don't have to rush home early from work to be on time for trick or treating.

List of Canadian holidays in 2021

Holiday Date in 2021 Observance
New Year's Day January 1, Friday National
Islander Day February 15, Monday PEI
Louis Riel Day February 15, Monday MB
Heritage Day February 15, Monday NS
Family Day February 15, Monday BC, AB, SK, ON, NB
Valentine's Day February 14, Sunday Not a stat holiday
Leap Day - -
St. Patrick's Day March 17, Wednesday Not a stat holiday
Good Friday April 2, Friday National except QC
Easter Monday April 5, Monday QC
Mother's Day May 9, Sunday Not a stat holiday
Victoria Day May 24, Monday National except NB, NS, NL
Father's Day June 20, Sunday Not a stat holiday
Aboriginal Day June 21, Monday NWT
St. Jean Baptiste Day June 24, Thursday QC
Canada Day July 1, Thursday National
Civic Holiday August 2, Monday AB, BC, SK, ON, NB, NU
Labour Day September 6, Monday National
Thanksgiving October 11, Monday National except NB, NS, NL
Halloween October 31, Sunday Not a holiday
Remembrance Day November 11, Thursday National except MB, ON, QC, NS
Christmas Day December 25, Saturday National
Boxing Day December 26, Sunday ON

New: proposed holiday to remember residential schools.

2021 is not a leap year.

Most school boards in 2021 will start the schoolyear on September 7, a day after Labour Day.

Daylight saving time in 2021 starts on Sunday, March 14 and ends on Sunday, November 7.

Download the 2021 holiday calendar in a PDF format or view it as a printer-friendly page.

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Posted by Lise Gagne:

Quebec does NOT celebrate Victoria Day - National Patriots’ Day (Journée nationale des patriotes) is a statutory holiday in Québec to honor the rebellion against the British in 1837. It falls on the Monday before May 25, coinciding with Victoria Day, each year.

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