Canada Day 2017

In 2017 Canada Day is Saturday, July 1.

Canada day in 2017 is on a Saturday. What day will you have off at work? Most people will get the following Monday off but some businesses may choose to give Friday off in lieu of Saturday. Let us know in the comment section below how it works at your workplace.

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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Posted by judy:

Our employer in Alberta says that legally he does not have to give us a day and he does not for any stats that fall on the weekend, Xmas and New Years also!

Posted by Sonila:

I booked my ticket to New York for Canada Day. Monday I thought it would my day off as always Mondays are off days on these cases like this. Please Monday off

Posted by Craig Lewis:

We were going to take off June 30th but some business are going with July 3. May just take off both days in honour of 150 years.

Posted by njp:

Better to take the Manic Monday off :)

Posted by emily:

I agree - it should be a set date - we are off on Friday and most places are off on Monday. What fun is that?

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