Statutory Holidays

Employees get paid for statutory holidays if they qualify

Upcoming statutory holidays

Remembrance Day Monday, November 11
Christmas Day Wednesday, December 25
New Year's Day Wednesday, January 1
Family Day Monday, February 17
Good Friday Friday, April 10
Victoria Day Monday, May 18
Canada Day Wednesday, July 1
B.C. Day Monday, August 3
Labour Day Monday, September 7
Thanksgiving Day Monday, October 12
Remembrance Day Wednesday, November 11
Christmas Day Friday, December 25

Easter Sunday, Easter Monday and Boxing Day are not statutory holidays in B.C.

See a list of past statutory holidays

Get statutory holiday pay

Step 1: Check that an employee qualifies for statutory holiday pay. Learn what the basic rules are to qualify for statutory holiday pay and see which employees are not included.

Step 2: Calculate statutory holiday pay. Statutory holiday pay is equal to an average day's pay. Employees are paid statutory holiday pay if they work or take the day off.

Substitute a different day

Employers and employees may agree (in writing) to substitute another day for a statutory holiday. The substitute day must be treated the same as a statutory holiday.