2022 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 2022.

Canada Day will be on Friday so this year you don't need to take time off to make it a long weekend. Or take one day off and have a four day weekend - nice!

Easter in 2022 is on April 15 (Good Friday) and Easter Sunday is on April 17 - approximately halfway between Family Day and Victoria Day.

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

Christmas in 2022 is a weekend: Christmas day on a Sunday and Boxing Day following on Monday. 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. This year it's on Monday and we'll have to wait many year until it's on the weekend again.


List of Canadian holidays in 2022


Holiday Date in 2022 Observance
New Year's Day January 1, Saturday National
Islander Day February 21, Monday PEI
Louis Riel Day February 21, Monday MB
Heritage Day February 21, Monday NS
Family Day February 21, Monday BC, AB, SK, ON, NB
Valentine's Day February 14, Monday Not a stat holiday
Leap Day - -
St. Patrick's Day March 17, Thursday Not a stat holiday
Good Friday April 15, Friday National except QC
Easter Monday April 17, Monday QC
Mother's Day May 8, Sunday Not a stat holiday
Victoria Day May 23, Monday National except NB, NS, NL
Father's Day June 19, Sunday Not a stat holiday
Aboriginal Day June 21, Tuesday NWT
St. Jean Baptiste Day June 24, Thursday QC
Canada Day July 1, Friday National
Civic Holiday August 1, Monday AB, BC, SK, ON, NB, NU
Labour Day September 5, Monday National
Thanksgiving October 10, Monday National except NB, NS, NL
Halloween October 31, Monday Not a holiday
Remembrance Day November 11, Friday National except MB, ON, QC, NS
Christmas Day December 25, Sunday National
Boxing Day December 26, Monday ON

New: proposed holiday to remember residential schools.

2022 is not a leap year.

Most school boards in 2022 will start the schoolyear on September 6, a day after Labour Day.

Daylight saving time in 2022 starts on Sunday, March 13 and ends on Sunday, November 6.

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Do you find the provincial exceptions too complicated to remember? How you would change Canada's convoluted holiday system?


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Posted by (no name):

I see remembrance day is still not a nationwide stat holiday. How sad.

Posted by Mister 2:

I love 2022. 2 is my favourite number!

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