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 2019
Date 2020
New Year's Day January 1, 2019 January 1, 2020
Nova Scotia Heritage Day February 18, 2019 February 17, 2020
Good Friday April 19, 2019 April 10, 2020
Easter Sunday April 21, 2019 April 12, 2020
Canada Day July 1, 2019 July 1, 2020
Labour Day September 2, 2019 September 7, 2020
Thanksgiving Day October 14, 2019 October 12, 2020
Christmas Day December 25, 2019 December 25, 2020
Boxing Day December 26, 2019 December 26, 2020

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.