Statutory Holidays

Employees get paid for statutory holidays if they qualify

Statutory Holidays in British Columbia

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

 
2019
New Year's Day Tuesday, January 1
Family Day Monday, February 11
Good Friday Friday, April 19
Victoria Day Monday, May 20
Canada Day Monday, July 1
B.C. Day Monday, August 5
Labour Day Monday, September 2
Thanksgiving Day Monday, October 14
Remembrance Day Monday, November 11
Christmas Day Wednesday, December 25
2020
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
2018
New Year's Day Monday, January 1
Family Day Monday, February 12
Good Friday Friday, March 30
Victoria Day Monday, May 21
Canada Day Monday, July 2
B.C. Day Monday, August 6
Labour Day Monday, September 3
Thanksgiving Day Monday, October 8
Remembrance Day Sunday, November 11
Christmas Day Tuesday, December 25
2017
New Year's Day Sunday, January 1
Family Day Monday, February 13
Good Friday Friday, April 14
Victoria Day Monday, May 22
Canada Day Saturday, July 1
B.C. Day Monday, August 7
Labour Day Monday, September 4
Thanksgiving Day Monday, October 9
Remembrance Day Saturday, November 11
Christmas Day Monday, December 25

 


Get statutory holiday pay

Dig deeper. Find out if you qualify for statutory holiday pay by answering a series of questions about your specific work situation.

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