Remembrance Day is a unique holiday in Nova Scotia. It has its own legislation, the Remembrance Day Act, to ensure we pay tribute to the many who have and those who do stand ready to sacrifice themselves to protect our rights and freedoms.
Information is available here that may be helpful to all Nova Scotians, especially employers, employees and business owners, on Remembrance Day business closing rules and holiday pay rules for those businesses that are permitted to operate.
Two government departments play a role in the administration of the Act:
The Department of Justice is responsible for administering the business closing provisions of the Act.
If you have questions or are seeking guidance on the application of this Act (except the holiday with pay provisions), you may consult a navigator at the Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness for assistance.
The Labour Standards Division with the Department of Labour and Advanced Education administers the holiday with pay provisions of the Act.
For questions about holiday pay provisions, contact the Labour Standards Division.