Canada Day 2017

In 2017 Canada Day is Saturday, July 1.

Canada day in 2017 is on a Saturday. Will Friday become the official stat holiday?

Canada Day celebrates the birthday of Canada. 150 years ago, On July 1, 1867 Canada became a new federation with its own constitution by signing the Constitution Act - formerly known as the British North America Act.

Canada Day is a national statutory holiday celebrated in all provinces and territories and it is a day off for most businesses. There is, of course, a lot more to Canada Day but the purpose of this page is only to give you a date and a brief history.

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Standard business practice is to take the next normal workday in lieu when the statutory holiday falls on the weekend. That will be Monday July 3rd for most businesses.


Because it's a Saturday it will be observed by most on the Friday. General rule is if a Stat. Holiday lands on a Saturday, it's observed Friday.....if it lands on a Sunday, it's observed Monday.


When is the holiday observed if July 1st lands on a Saturday as in 2017? Would it be Friday June 30 or Monday July 3rd?

Posted by Kirk:

On what date will Canada Day be observed in 2018?

Posted by Ed:

In 2017 the holiday will be observed on Monday July 3rd.

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