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 Yacint:

Please check with your HR department or boss about Canada Day. Some workplaces may have alternative arrangements if most of their employees work weekends or special hours.

Posted by Jay:

Makes no sense. Those who had to work on July 1st and getting paid 1.5 times their hourly rate are now not entitled to the premium??

Posted by Jessica:

Hi there, I'm working June 30th and July 1. But I am off on July 2, So I won't receive my stat pay... I'm not exactly sure how that is fair sense i'm working on the holiday.

Posted by Tanya:

This is beyond bizzare. I can not believe that as Canadians we are willing to change a holiday to when it suits specific people. I agree with the comments below. If the holiday celebrations(put on by the governments of each province and municipality) are stil on July 1st, then I should be compensated for that day for having to work and miss out.

Posted by Gee:

Absurd! Why is the Government making everything so confusing for the average small business person! Canada is July 1, and as such should be observed on that day! No matter when it falls. So not that we work 7 days a week, what day do are we suppose to take off? The 1st and pay time and a half for working Monday? Crazy

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