Calendar Of Canadian Holidays Year 2018

Holidays in Canada are either statutory, federal or optional. There are five nationwide statutory holidays namely: New Year's Day, Good Friday, Canada Day, Labour Day, Christmas Day. Federal holidays are mandated by federal legislation for federally regulared employees nationwide. There are other statutory and optional holidays observed in Canadian provinces under the same or diferent names and dates. Some municipalities also have local statutory holidays. For instance, the morning of the Stampede Parade is often given as a half-day holiday in the city of Calgary. In Ontario, the August Civic Holiday is not defined provincially, but by each municipality. If a holiday occurs on a day that is normally not worked, then another day off with pay will be provided. There are some exceptions, however. In Alberta, an employee is not entitled to compensation if a holiday falls on a non-work day. There are also specific laws pertinent to the National Holiday of Quebec. When New Year's Day, Canada Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day or Boxing Day falls on a Saturday or Sunday you would not normally work, you are entitled to a holiday with pay on the working day immediately before or after the holiday. If one of the other holidays falls on a weekend, then your employer must add a holiday with pay to your annual vacation or give you a paid day off at another mutually convenient time.

The following are Canada's holidays and observances that apply to 2018:

The week starts on:
 
January 2018 Canadian Holidays
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Week 1
2 Tuesday
 
3 Wednesday
 
4 Thursday
 
5 Friday
 
6 Saturday
 
7 Sunday
 
Week 2
8 Monday
 
9 Tuesday
 
10 Wednesday
 
11 Thursday
 
12 Friday
 
13 Saturday
 
14 Sunday
 
Week 3
15 Monday
 
16 Tuesday
 
17 Wednesday
 
18 Thursday
 
19 Friday
 
20 Saturday
 
21 Sunday
 
Week 4
22 Monday
 
23 Tuesday
 
24 Wednesday
 
25 Thursday
 
26 Friday
 
27 Saturday
 
28 Sunday
 
Week 5
29 Monday
 
30 Tuesday
 
31 Wednesday
 
1 Thursday
 
2 Friday
 
3 Saturday
 
4 Sunday
 
5 Monday
 
6 Tuesday
 
7 Wednesday
 
8 Thursday
 
9 Friday
 
10 Saturday
 
11 Sunday
 
12 Monday
 
13 Tuesday
 
14 Wednesday
 
15 Thursday
 
16 Friday
 
17 Saturday
 
18 Sunday
 
 
February 2018 Canadian Holidays
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Week 5
29 Monday
 
30 Tuesday
 
31 Wednesday
 
1 Thursday
 
2 Friday
 
3 Saturday
 
4 Sunday
 
Week 6
5 Monday
 
6 Tuesday
 
7 Wednesday
 
8 Thursday
 
9 Friday
 
10 Saturday
 
11 Sunday
 
Week 7
12 Monday
 
13 Tuesday
 
16 Friday
 
17 Saturday
 
18 Sunday
 
Week 8
19 Monday
20 Tuesday
 
21 Wednesday
 
22 Thursday
 
24 Saturday
 
25 Sunday
 
Week 9
26 Monday
 
27 Tuesday
 
28 Wednesday
 
1 Thursday
 
2 Friday
 
3 Saturday
 
4 Sunday
 
5 Monday
 
6 Tuesday
 
7 Wednesday
 
8 Thursday
 
9 Friday
 
10 Saturday
 
11 Sunday
 
12 Monday
 
13 Tuesday
 
14 Wednesday
 
15 Thursday
 
16 Friday
 
17 Saturday
 
18 Sunday
 
 
March 2018 Canadian Holidays
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Week 9
26 Monday
 
27 Tuesday
 
28 Wednesday
 
1 Thursday
 
2 Friday
 
3 Saturday
 
4 Sunday
 
Week 10
5 Monday
 
6 Tuesday
 
7 Wednesday
 
8 Thursday
 
9 Friday
 
10 Saturday
 
11 Sunday
 
Week 11
13 Tuesday
 
14 Wednesday
 
15 Thursday
 
16 Friday
 
18 Sunday
 
Week 12
19 Monday
 
20 Tuesday
 
21 Wednesday
 
22 Thursday
 
23 Friday
 
24 Saturday
 
25 Sunday
 
Week 13
26 Monday
 
27 Tuesday
 
28 Wednesday
 
29 Thursday
 
31 Saturday
 
1 Sunday
 
2 Monday
 
3 Tuesday
 
4 Wednesday
 
5 Thursday
 
6 Friday
 
7 Saturday
 
8 Sunday
 
9 Monday
 
10 Tuesday
 
11 Wednesday
 
12 Thursday
 
13 Friday
 
14 Saturday
 
15 Sunday
 
 
April 2018 Canadian Holidays
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Week 13
26 Monday
 
27 Tuesday
 
28 Wednesday
 
29 Thursday
 
30 Friday
 
31 Saturday
 
1 Sunday
Week 14
3 Tuesday
 
4 Wednesday
 
5 Thursday
 
6 Friday
 
7 Saturday
 
8 Sunday
 
Week 15
9 Monday
 
10 Tuesday
 
11 Wednesday
 
12 Thursday
 
13 Friday
 
14 Saturday
 
15 Sunday
 
Week 16
16 Monday
 
17 Tuesday
 
18 Wednesday
 
19 Thursday
 
20 Friday
 
21 Saturday
 
22 Sunday
Week 17
24 Tuesday
 
25 Wednesday
 
26 Thursday
 
27 Friday
 
28 Saturday
 
29 Sunday
 
Week 18
30 Monday
 
1 Tuesday
 
2 Wednesday
 
3 Thursday
 
4 Friday
 
5 Saturday
 
6 Sunday
 
7 Monday
 
8 Tuesday
 
9 Wednesday
 
10 Thursday
 
11 Friday
 
12 Saturday
 
13 Sunday
 
 
May 2018 Canadian Holidays
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Week 18
30 Monday
 
1 Tuesday
 
2 Wednesday
 
3 Thursday
 
4 Friday
 
5 Saturday
 
6 Sunday
 
Week 19
7 Monday
 
8 Tuesday
 
9 Wednesday
 
10 Thursday
 
11 Friday
 
12 Saturday
 
Week 20
14 Monday
 
15 Tuesday
 
16 Wednesday
 
17 Thursday
 
18 Friday
 
19 Saturday
 
Week 21
21 Monday
 
22 Tuesday
 
23 Wednesday
 
24 Thursday
 
25 Friday
 
26 Saturday
 
27 Sunday
 
Week 22
28 Monday
 
29 Tuesday
 
30 Wednesday
 
31 Thursday
 
1 Friday
 
2 Saturday
 
3 Sunday
 
4 Monday
 
5 Tuesday
 
6 Wednesday
 
7 Thursday
 
8 Friday
 
9 Saturday
 
10 Sunday
 
11 Monday
 
12 Tuesday
 
13 Wednesday
 
14 Thursday
 
15 Friday
 
16 Saturday
 
17 Sunday
 
 
June 2018 Canadian Holidays
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Week 22
28 Monday
 
29 Tuesday
 
30 Wednesday
 
31 Thursday
 
1 Friday
 
2 Saturday
 
3 Sunday
 
Week 23
4 Monday
 
5 Tuesday
 
6 Wednesday
 
7 Thursday
 
8 Friday
 
9 Saturday
 
10 Sunday
 
Week 24
11 Monday
 
12 Tuesday
 
13 Wednesday
 
14 Thursday
 
15 Friday
 
16 Saturday
 
Week 25
18 Monday
 
20 Wednesday
 
22 Friday
 
23 Saturday
 
Week 26
25 Monday
 
26 Tuesday
 
28 Thursday
 
29 Friday
 
30 Saturday
 
1 Sunday
 
2 Monday
 
3 Tuesday
 
4 Wednesday
 
5 Thursday
 
6 Friday
 
7 Saturday
 
8 Sunday
 
9 Monday
 
10 Tuesday
 
11 Wednesday
 
12 Thursday
 
13 Friday
 
14 Saturday
 
15 Sunday
 
 
July 2018 Canadian Holidays
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Week 26
25 Monday
 
26 Tuesday
 
27 Wednesday
 
28 Thursday
 
29 Friday
 
30 Saturday
 
1 Sunday
Week 27
2 Monday
 
3 Tuesday
 
4 Wednesday
 
5 Thursday
 
6 Friday
 
7 Saturday
 
8 Sunday
 
Week 28
10 Tuesday
 
11 Wednesday
 
13 Friday
 
14 Saturday
 
15 Sunday
 
Week 29
16 Monday
 
17 Tuesday
 
18 Wednesday
 
19 Thursday
 
20 Friday
 
21 Saturday
 
22 Sunday
 
Week 30
23 Monday
 
24 Tuesday
 
25 Wednesday
 
26 Thursday
 
27 Friday
 
28 Saturday
 
29 Sunday
 
Week 31
30 Monday
 
31 Tuesday
 
1 Wednesday
 
2 Thursday
 
3 Friday
 
4 Saturday
 
5 Sunday
 
6 Monday
 
7 Tuesday
 
8 Wednesday
 
9 Thursday
 
10 Friday
 
11 Saturday
 
12 Sunday
 
 
August 2018 Canadian Holidays
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Week 31
30 Monday
 
31 Tuesday
 
1 Wednesday
 
2 Thursday
 
3 Friday
 
4 Saturday
 
5 Sunday
 
Week 32
7 Tuesday
 
8 Wednesday
 
10 Friday
 
11 Saturday
 
12 Sunday
 
Week 33
13 Monday
 
14 Tuesday
 
15 Wednesday
 
16 Thursday
 
18 Saturday
 
19 Sunday
 
Week 34
20 Monday
 
21 Tuesday
 
22 Wednesday
 
23 Thursday
 
24 Friday
 
25 Saturday
 
26 Sunday
 
Week 35
27 Monday
 
28 Tuesday
 
29 Wednesday
 
30 Thursday
 
31 Friday
 
1 Saturday
 
2 Sunday
 
3 Monday
 
4 Tuesday
 
5 Wednesday
 
6 Thursday
 
7 Friday
 
8 Saturday
 
9 Sunday
 
10 Monday
 
11 Tuesday
 
12 Wednesday
 
13 Thursday
 
14 Friday
 
15 Saturday
 
16 Sunday
 
 
September 2018 Canadian Holidays
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Week 35
27 Monday
 
28 Tuesday
 
29 Wednesday
 
30 Thursday
 
31 Friday
 
1 Saturday
 
2 Sunday
 
Week 36
3 Monday
4 Tuesday
 
5 Wednesday
 
6 Thursday
 
7 Friday
 
8 Saturday
 
9 Sunday
 
Week 37
10 Monday
 
11 Tuesday
 
12 Wednesday
 
13 Thursday
 
14 Friday
 
15 Saturday
 
16 Sunday
 
Week 38
17 Monday
 
18 Tuesday
 
19 Wednesday
 
20 Thursday
 
21 Friday
 
22 Saturday
 
23 Sunday
 
Week 39
24 Monday
 
25 Tuesday
 
26 Wednesday
 
27 Thursday
 
28 Friday
 
29 Saturday
 
30 Sunday
 
1 Monday
 
2 Tuesday
 
3 Wednesday
 
4 Thursday
 
5 Friday
 
6 Saturday
 
7 Sunday
 
8 Monday
 
9 Tuesday
 
10 Wednesday
 
11 Thursday
 
12 Friday
 
13 Saturday
 
14 Sunday
 
 
October 2018 Canadian Holidays
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Week 40
Week 41
9 Tuesday
 
10 Wednesday
 
11 Thursday
 
12 Friday
 
13 Saturday
 
14 Sunday
 
Week 42
15 Monday
 
16 Tuesday
 
17 Wednesday
 
18 Thursday
 
19 Friday
 
20 Saturday
 
21 Sunday
 
Week 43
22 Monday
 
23 Tuesday
 
24 Wednesday
 
25 Thursday
 
26 Friday
 
27 Saturday
 
28 Sunday
 
Week 44
29 Monday
 
30 Tuesday
 
31 Wednesday
1 Thursday
 
2 Friday
 
3 Saturday
 
4 Sunday
 
5 Monday
 
6 Tuesday
 
7 Wednesday
 
8 Thursday
 
9 Friday
 
10 Saturday
 
11 Sunday
 
12 Monday
 
13 Tuesday
 
14 Wednesday
 
15 Thursday
 
16 Friday
 
17 Saturday
 
18 Sunday
 
 
November 2018 Canadian Holidays
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Week 44
29 Monday
 
30 Tuesday
 
31 Wednesday
 
1 Thursday
 
2 Friday
 
3 Saturday
 
4 Sunday
 
Week 45
5 Monday
 
6 Tuesday
 
7 Wednesday
 
8 Thursday
 
9 Friday
 
10 Saturday
 
Week 46
12 Monday
 
13 Tuesday
 
14 Wednesday
 
15 Thursday
 
16 Friday
 
17 Saturday
 
18 Sunday
 
Week 47
19 Monday
 
20 Tuesday
 
21 Wednesday
 
22 Thursday
 
23 Friday
 
24 Saturday
 
25 Sunday
 
Week 48
26 Monday
 
27 Tuesday
 
28 Wednesday
 
29 Thursday
 
30 Friday
 
1 Saturday
 
2 Sunday
 
3 Monday
 
4 Tuesday
 
5 Wednesday
 
6 Thursday
 
7 Friday
 
8 Saturday
 
9 Sunday
 
10 Monday
 
11 Tuesday
 
12 Wednesday
 
13 Thursday
 
14 Friday
 
15 Saturday
 
16 Sunday
 
 
December 2018 Canadian Holidays
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Week 48
26 Monday
 
27 Tuesday
 
28 Wednesday
 
29 Thursday
 
30 Friday
 
1 Saturday
 
2 Sunday
 
Week 49
3 Monday
 
4 Tuesday
 
5 Wednesday
 
7 Friday
 
8 Saturday
 
9 Sunday
 
Week 50
10 Monday
 
11 Tuesday
 
12 Wednesday
 
13 Thursday
 
14 Friday
 
15 Saturday
 
16 Sunday
 
Week 51
17 Monday
 
18 Tuesday
 
19 Wednesday
 
20 Thursday
 
21 Friday
 
22 Saturday
 
23 Sunday
 
Week 52
24 Monday
 
26 Wednesday
27 Thursday
 
28 Friday
 
29 Saturday
 
30 Sunday
 
Week 1
31 Monday
 
1 Tuesday
 
2 Wednesday
 
3 Thursday
 
4 Friday
 
5 Saturday
 
6 Sunday
 
7 Monday
 
8 Tuesday
 
9 Wednesday
 
10 Thursday
 
11 Friday
 
12 Saturday
 
13 Sunday
 

Notes:

[1] This is a statutory holiday. A statutory holiday (also known as "stats" or "general" or "public" holiday) in Canada is legislated either through the federal, or a provincial or territorial government.[2] Most workers, public and private, are entitled to take the day off with regular pay. However, some employers may require employees to work on such a holiday, but the employee must either receive a day off in lieu of the holiday or must be paid at a premium rate.

[16] This is a civil observance in Canada and it is generally not taken as holiday.

[8] Statutory holiday in Alberta, Ontario, and Saskatchewan. British Columbia celebrated its first Family Day in 2013 (on the 2nd Monday in February). Celebrated as Louis Riel Day (statutory holiday) in Manitoba. Celebrated as "Islander Day" in Prince Edward Island. Not observed elsewhere.

[14] This is an optional holiday in Yukon.

[11] For Newfoundland and Labrador, these days have not been observed as statutory holidays since 1992. They are, however, observed by the provincial government. Unlike most other provinces, there is no province-wide holiday on the first Monday in August. It may be seen as redundant due to the Royal St. John's Regatta, which is observed as a civic holiday in St. John's on the first Wednesday in August (or, in case of poor weather, the next suitable day thereafter). Harbour Grace and Labrador City have a similar holiday for their regatta in late July. All other municipalities are entitled to designate one day a year as a civic holiday, however many do not take advantage of this.

[2] In Quebec, non-federally regulated employers must give either Good Friday or Easter Monday as a statutory holiday, though some give both days.

[3] This is a holiday mandated by federal legislation for federally regulated employees. All banks commemorate this holiday, and it is statutory in some provinces and territories in Canada.

[10] Not a statutory holiday in any province or territory; however, in Quebec employers must give either Good Friday or Easter Monday as a statutory holiday, though most give both days. Banks remain open (legally they cannot close for more than three consecutive days except in emergencies), but employees often receive a "floating" paid day off to be taken on or near the holiday. This is not one of the nine "General Holidays" as defined by the Canada Labour Code - Part III. As such, there is no legal requirement for private sector employers in federally regulated industries to provide Easter Monday as a paid holiday to employees. However, many federal government offices will be closed on this day.

[4] Statutory holiday in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec (coincides with National Patriots' Day), Saskatchewan, and Yukon. A holiday in New Brunswick under the Days of Rest Act. Not a statutory holiday in the eastern maritime provinces of Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island or in Newfoundland and Labrador.

[12] Not a statutory holiday. This holiday originated as a paid holiday for Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated and regional Inuit associations. It became a ½ day holiday for Government employees in 1999 and a full day in 2001. Most employers give the day off with the notable exceptions being the Federal Government and the North West Company.

[9] Statutory holiday in British Columbia (British Columbia Day), New Brunswick (New Brunswick Day), Northwest Territories (Civic Holiday), Nunavut (Civic Holiday), and Saskatchewan (Saskatchewan Day). Civic holiday (may be a paid vacation day depending on employer) in Alberta (Heritage Day), Manitoba (Civic Holiday), Ontario (John Galt Day + Simcoe Day + others), Nova Scotia (Natal Day is an optional holiday), Prince Edward Island (Federal Civic Holiday). Not observed in Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, or Yukon.

[15] In parts of Canada, the term "Civic Holiday" is a generic name referring to the annual holiday on the first Monday of August. However, this definition is far from uniform nationwide as three provinces and one territory do not recognize it at all, and five other provinces do not oblige employers to offer holiday pay on this day, thus making it a civic holiday in the legal sense. No universal name is recognized for this holiday — the official name varies between the provinces and even between municipalities within Ontario. This holiday is commonly referred to as "August Long Weekend" but this is not a government term.

[13] This is celebrated mainly in the capital city of Charlottetown on the third Friday in August marking the end of the Provincial Exhibition and the Gold Cup and Saucer race at the Charlottetown Driving Park, which is a bank and contract holiday for some Civil Servants (others get the first Monday of August as a Civic Holiday).

[6] Statutory holiday in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, and Yukon. In Manitoba, an "Official day of Observance", not a statutory holiday. In Ontario, not a statutory holiday in that employers have the option of giving Remembrance Day or an alternate day off. Not a statutory holiday in Quebec.

[7] Provincially, a statutory holiday in Ontario. A holiday in New Brunswick under the Days of Rest Act. Optional holiday in Alberta.