National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – is it a paid holiday?

In 2021, the federal government announced September 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It is a day to honour the survivors and victims of the residential school system, as well as their families and communities.

For federally regulated businesses, September 30 is a paid holiday; however, the situation varies among the provinces and territories.


Jurisdiction Is it a paid/statutory/general holiday?
British Columbia Yes, starting in 2023
Alberta No
Saskatchewan No
Manitoba No
Ontario No
Quebec No
New Brunswick No
Prince Edward Island Yes
Nova Scotia No
Newfoundland and Labrador No
Yukon Yes, starting in 2023
Northwest Territories Yes
Nunavut No

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