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.

2021 statutory holidays

Holiday Date
New Year's Day Friday, January 1
Family Day Monday, February 15
Good Friday Friday, April 2
Victoria Day Monday, May 24
Canada Day Thursday, July 1
B.C. Day Monday, August 2
Labour Day Monday, September 6
Thanksgiving Day Monday, October 11
Remembrance Day Thursday, November 11
Christmas Day Saturday, December 25

2022 statutory holidays

Holiday Date
New Year's Day Saturday, January 1
Family Day Monday, February 21
Good Friday Friday, April 15
Victoria Day Monday, May 23
Canada Day Friday, July 1
B.C. Day Monday, August 1
Labour Day Monday, September 5
Thanksgiving Day Monday, October 10
Remembrance Day Friday, November 11
Christmas Day Sunday, December 25

2020 statutory holidays

Holiday Date
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

2019 statutory holidays

Holiday Date
New Year's Day Tuesday, January 1
Family Day Monday, February 18
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

 


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.