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​​Holidays

Canada is a very unique country. Our summers are hot. Our winters are cold. There’s a good chance the day to day routines here will be quite different than your home country. We’ve pulled together information on​​ holidays and the weather. to give you a better idea of what to expect when you arrive.

 

Holiday

Whe​n it occurs

What​ it means

New Year's Day

January 1

Public holiday in Ontario

Family Day

Third Monday in February

Public holiday in Ontario

Good Friday

Friday before Easter Sunday

Public holiday in Ontario

Easter Monday

Monday after Easter Sunday

Only federal employers are required to give the day off

Victoria Day

Monday before May 25

Public holiday in Ontario

Canada Day

July 1

Public holiday in Ontario

Civic Holiday (not an official holiday)

First Monday in August

Public holiday in Ontario but employers are not required by law to give this day off

Labour Day

First Monday in September

Public holiday in Ontario

Thanksgiving Day

Second Monday in October

Public holiday in Ontario

Remembrance Day

November 11

Only federal employers are required to give the day off

Christmas Day

December 25

Public holiday in Ontario

Boxing Day

December 26

Public holiday in Ontario