Canadian payroll legislation: 2022 statutory holiday schedule
Jan 07, 2022Resources
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There are many reasons why Canadian businesses and payroll practitioners mark their calendars with the upcoming statutory holiday schedule - like adhering to legislated time off for staff, applying holiday pay rates, and knowing if payroll processing dates are altered. These tasks are important in ensuring workforces are paid accurately and on time throughout the year.
We recommend the best practice of processing payroll three business days in advance of the employee's payment date. When taking weekends and banking holidays into consideration, that could mean processing payroll anywhere from three to even six days in advance of the employee's payment date.
With that in mind, we've put together a list that displays the statutory holidays in 2022, accompanied by the date of the coinciding banking holiday as well:
|New Year’s Day||Saturday, January 1, 2022||Monday, January 3, 2022 (observed)|
|Day After New Year’s (QC)||Sunday, January 2, 2022||Monday, January 3, 2022 (observed)|
|Third Monday in February1||Monday, February 21, 2022||Monday, February 21, 2022|
|St. Patrick’s Day (NL)||Thursday, March 17, 2022||Monday, March 14, 2022 (observed)|
|Good Friday||Friday, April 15, 2022||Friday, April 15, 2022|
|Easter Monday (QC)||Monday, April 18, 2022||Monday, April 18, 2022|
|St. George’s Day (NL)||Monday, April 25, 2022||Monday, April 25, 2022|
|Victoria Day (Patriots’ Day in QC)2||Monday, May 23, 2022||Monday, May 23, 2022|
|National Holiday/Fête Nationale (QC)||Friday, June 24, 2022||Friday, June 24, 2022|
|Discovery Day (NL)||Monday, June 27, 2022||Monday, June 27, 2022|
|Canada Day (Memorial Day in NL)||Friday, July 1, 2022||Friday, July 1, 2022|
|Nunavut Day (NU)||Saturday, July 9, 2022||Monday, July 11, 2022 (observed)|
|First Monday in August3||Monday, August 1, 2022||Monday, August 1, 2022|
|Discovery Day (YT)||Monday, August 15, 2022||Monday, August 15, 2022|
|Labour Day||Monday, September 5, 2022||Monday, September 5, 2022|
|National Day for Truth & Reconciliation4||Friday, September 30, 2022||Friday, September 30, 2022|
|Thanksgiving Day2||Monday, October 10, 2022||Monday, October 10, 2022|
|Remembrance Day5||Friday, November 11, 2022||Friday, November 11, 2022|
|Christmas Day||Sunday December 25, 2022||Tuesday, December 27, 2022 (observed)|
|Boxing Day6||Monday, December 26, 2022||Monday, December 26, 2022|
1. Holiday in BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, PE, NS, and NB.
2. Not a public holiday in PE, NS, NB, and NL.
3. Holiday in BC, SK, NT, NU and NB. This is an optional day at the employer’s discretion in AB, MB, ON, PE, and NS.
4. Statutory holiday for federally-regulated workplaces and PE.
5. Not a statutory holiday in MB, NS, ON, QC. MB and NS are governed by their respective Remembrance Day Acts.
6. Statutory holiday in Ontario and for workplaces regulated by the Canada Labour Code. Banking holiday in all jurisdictions.
For more information on Canadian payroll legislation for 2022, download our free 2022 Payroll Guide: https://info.payworks.ca/en-ca/payroll-guide-for-canadian-business.