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 2018
Date 2019
New Year's Day January 1, 2018 January 1, 2019
Nova Scotia Heritage Day February 19, 2018 February 18, 2019
Good Friday March 30, 2018 April 19, 2019
Easter Sunday April 1, 2018 April 21, 2019
Canada Day July 1, 2018
July 1, 2019
Labour Day September 3, 2018 September 2, 2019
Thanksgiving Day October 8, 2018 October 14, 2019
Christmas Day December 25, 2018 December 25, 2019
Boxing Day December 26, 2018 December 26, 2019

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.