Holiday and Retail Closing Day Charts

Holiday and Retail Closing Day Charts : NS Labour and Advanced Education, Employment Rights

Table des Jours Fériés Payés

Find out who is entitled to a paid holiday or how to calculate the benefit.

The Remembrance Day holiday is governed by the Remembrance Day Act. Some employees may be entitled to a benefit.

 


Designated retail closing days in Nova Scotia

Closing Day
Date 2016
New Year’s Day January 1, 2016
Nova Scotia Heritage Day February 15, 2016
Good Friday March 25, 2016
Easter Sunday March 27, 2016
Canada Day July 1, 2016
Labour Day September 5, 2016
Thanksgiving Day October 10, 2016
Christmas Day December 25, 2016
Boxing Day December 26, 2016

Find out more about designated retail closing days.

 

Non- statutory holidays

Some days are commonly recognized as holidays but are not paid holidays under the Nova Scotia Labour Standards Code. Employers may agree to provide their employees with additional paid holidays and the Labour Standards Division could enforce such an agreement.

 

Non Statutory Holiday
Date 2016
Easter Monday March 28, 2016
Victoria Day May 23, 2016
Natal Day August 1, 2016
Thanksgiving Day October 10, 2016
Boxing Day December 26, 2016