Canada Day : NS Labour and Advanced Education, Employment Rights

Canada Day

In Nova Scotia, “Canada Day” is one of the six general holidays listed under the Labour Standards CodeGeneral holidays are holidays with pay for employees who qualify.  It is also a retail closing day under the Retail Business Designated Day Closing Act.  Many retail businesses are prohibited from opening on Canada Day.  Employees in such businesses have the right to refuse to work on that day if called into work while the store is closed.

For more information on general holidays, retail closing days and the right to refuse to work please see our Guide to the Code or contact Labour Standards.