Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

Holidays in Edmonton


Throughout the year there are a number of official holidays. Most full-time workers get a day off work on each holiday, with pay. Those who are required to work on holidays get a special holiday wage for that day.

Designated holidays in Edmonton are:

  • New Year’s Day (January 1)
  • Family Day (Usually the 2nd Monday in February)
  • Good Friday (the Friday before Easter)
  • Victoria Day (the Monday before May 25)
  • Canada Day (July 1)
  • Labour Day (the first Monday in September)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)

Lunar New Year (Chinese/Vietnamese New Year) is well recognized in the community, although it is not a day off work.

Extra Holidays

Many employers choose to give their staff a paid day off on other general holidays, such as Boxing Day or Heritage Day.

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