Public holidays

There are a number of dates during the year when specific forms or returns are due to be filed, or certain payments or remittances are due to be paid.

When a due date falls on a Saturday, a Sunday, or a holiday recognized by the CRA, special rules apply that relate to the next business day.

For information about due dates and any special rules that apply, see Important dates for Individuals, or Important dates for Businesses.

Public holidays for 2015

The holidays apply to all provinces and territories unless otherwise noted.

  • New Year’s Day - January 1
  • Bank holiday – January 2 (Quebec only)
  • Family Day - February 9 (British Columbia only)
  • Islander Day - February 16 (Prince Edward Island only)
  • Heritage Day - February 16 (Nova Scotia only)
  • Family Day - February 16 (Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan only)
  • Louis Riel Day - February 16 (Manitoba only)
  • Heritage Day - February 20  (Yukon only)
  • Good Friday - April 3
  • Easter Monday - April  6
  • Victoria Day - May 18
  • National Aboriginal Day - June 21 (Northwest Territories only)
  • St. Jean Baptiste Day - June 24 (Quebec only)
  • Canada Day - July 1
  • Nunavut Day - July 9 (Nunavut only)
  • Civic Holiday - August 3 (All except Quebec and Yukon)
  • Discovery Day - August 17 (Yukon only)
  • Labour Day - September 7
  • Thanksgiving Day - October 12
  • Remembrance Day - November 11
  • Christmas Day - December 25
  • Boxing Day - December 26
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