Canada Day 2018

In 2018 Canada Day is Monday, July 2.

Canada day in 2018 is on July 2 because July 1 falls on a Sunday so the statutory holiday is moved to Monday. This is more straightforward than last year, when Canada day was on a Saturday, as businesses must give Monday off as a day off. But what about people who normally work on Sundays? What if you don't normally work on Mondays? Let us know in the comment section below how it works at your workplace.

Canada Day celebrates the birthday of Canada. 150 years ago, On July 1, 1867 Canada became a new federation with its own constitution by signing the Constitution Act - formerly known as the British North America Act.

Canada Day is a national statutory holiday celebrated in all provinces and territories and it is a day off for most businesses. There is, of course, a lot more to Canada Day but the purpose of this page is only to give you a date and a brief history.

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Posted by Jessa:

Is it true that the employer does NOT have to provide a stat holiday if it falls on a weekend? This year, 2017, July 1 was Saturday, so we did not get a day off. Now the same thing is happening with Remembrance Day, which is a designated stat here in Alberta! Is this legal that we do not get a day off in lieu of the stat being on a weekend!?!?

Posted by Bob:

If the holiday falls on a non-work day, there is no requirement in the law for another day off, although most employers do. The rule of thumb, as suggested by labor standards, for the day off is Friday if the holiday is Saturday and Monday if it's Sunday. Pretty easy. Except that no one seems to pay attention to it and most do Monday by default.

Posted by lynn:

my workplace decided to observe Canada day on Friday June 30. everyone else i knew seemed to be off in the Monday. i thought it was odd to have it on Friday as usually stats are on the Monday. i am glad that Canada day will be July 2 as this makes sense. i feel moving forward Canada Day should be observed on the Monday regardless of the date

Posted by Kevin:

A stat holiday shouldn't be at the descretion of the employer if it falls on a day when the business is normally closed. We had Friday June 30 off for Canada Day while everyone else had the Monday.

Posted by Justin Rubin:

Apparently, when I came to work the Saturday after Canada Day, one of the supervisors that hired me was away at the time, and I didn't have my paycheque that time, even though usually, I'd get paid every time I'd come over, because it's bi-weekly pay on Friday. The next work day, I get my paycheque, but it was only one. Shopper's Drug Mart's pay system is kinda strange to me at first...

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