Holiday and Retail Closing Day Charts

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

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.

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.


Designated retail closing days in Nova Scotia

Closing Day
Date 2020
Date 2021
New Year's Day January 1, 2020 January 1, 2021
Nova Scotia Heritage Day February 17, 2020 February 15, 2021
Good Friday April 10, 2020 April 2, 2021
Easter Sunday April 12, 2020 April 4, 2021
Canada Day July 1, 2020 July 1, 2021
Labour Day September 7, 2020 September 6, 2021
Thanksgiving Day October 12, 2020 October 11, 2021
Christmas Day December 25, 2020 December 25, 2021
Boxing Day December 26, 2020 December 26, 2021

Jours désignés de fermeture des commerces de détail en Nouvelle-Écosse

For more information on retail closing days, please see our Guide to the Code.

Remembrance Day has different closing rules.