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 2014

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

  • New Year’s Day - January 1
  • Family Day - February 10 (British Columbia only)
  • Islander Day - February 17 (Prince Edward Island only)
  • Family Day - February 17 (Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan only)
  • Louis Riel Day - February 17 (Manitoba only)
  • Heritage Day - February 21  (Yukon only)
  • Good Friday - April 18
  • Easter Monday - April  21
  • Victoria Day - May 19
  • 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 4 (All except Quebec and Yukon)
  • Discovery Day - August 18 (Yukon only)
  • Labour Day - September 1
  • Thanksgiving Day - October 13
  • Remembrance Day - November 11
  • Christmas Day - December 25
  • Boxing Day - December 26
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