Remembrance Day as a Statutory Holiday April 27 2018

On March 1, Bill C-311: An Act to Amend the Holidays Act received royal assent. The changes under this Act may alter the way employers observe Remembrance Day. The Act’s purpose is to recognize November 11, Remembrance Day, as a legal holiday.

Remembrance Day is currently recognized as a statutory holiday under the Canada Labour Code and in all Canadian jurisdictions other than Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia. The amendment to the Act does not force these four provinces to revisit legislation, as it is up to the provinces to determine whether or not it should be a statutory holiday.

To view Bill C-311, please visit the Laws section of our website.

B.C. Family Day moving one week later starting in 2019 February 26 2018

B.C.'s Family Day falls on Monday, Feb. 12 this year. Most other provinces observe the statutory holiday on Feb. 19.

Starting in 2019, the holiday will be on the third Monday of February, moving it in line with other provinces in Canada.


En Colombie-Britannique, la Journée de la famille aura lieu une semaine plus tard à compter de 2019

Cette année, la Journée de la famille en Colombie-Britannique tombe le lundi 12 février. La plupart des autres provinces observent ce jour férié le 19 février.

À compter de 2019, le congé aura lieu le troisième lundi de février, ce qui le rapproche des autres provinces canadiennes.