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, 2021 January 1, 2022
Nova Scotia Heritage Day February 15, 2021 February 21, 2022
Good Friday April 2, 2021 April15, 2022
Easter Sunday April 4, 2021 April 17, 2022
Canada Day July 1, 2021 July 1, 2022
Labour Day September 6, 2021 September 5, 2022
Thanksgiving Day October 11, 2021 October 10, 2022
Christmas Day December 25, 2021 December 25, 2022
Boxing Day December 26, 2021 December 26, 2022

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.