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 Connie:

does a company have to give a day in lieu for July 1 2017 if lands on a saturday

Posted by mars:

I work in a hotel so it is opened 365 days a year. If we do not work, then we do not get paid no matter if it is a holiday.

Posted by Mitch:

@Nat It's a cost of doing business and its less than many other places in the world. If you don't have a business model that can account for these days, then you don't have a business. If you can't hold up to competition because of these days, then you don't have good enough product or service. As an employer, you are required by law to provide stat pay for those days. The fact that you are an employer without basic knowledge of the Employment Standards Act is disgusting.

Posted by Nat:

As an employer, I pay the employees for STAT days. The government makes the holidays which is great, I love holidays too. But it is on the employer's dime, the gov't does not reimburse companies for paying people their wage without having to work that day. It should be appreciated more from the employees stand point. I don't know if people realize that Stat holidays are paid to them by their employer. It is costly for business owners, especially small companies so when it falls on a Saturday, for those that are not usually scheduled work on Saturdays, unfortunately there is no Stat pay or long weekend??

Posted by Cathy:

My company may not give us Canada Day at all, it is felt it is not a Statutory holiday and don't have to.

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