2022 Canadian Statutory Holidays
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!
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|
|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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I see remembrance day is still not a nationwide stat holiday. How sad.
I love 2022. 2 is my favourite number!