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 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.

Posted by Jean:

If you are in Ontario you can find what your legal rights are to the Canada Day holiday here: While some jobs are exempted, and certain part time jobs do not qualify, each province has its own legal standards; it is not up to the employer to decide. You should check out the standards in your province on the official provincial website.

Posted by Jen :

If holiday falls on Sunday then we get Monday off, if it falls on a Saturday then we get Friday off

Posted by Annonymous :

Our boss says that if it falls on a Saturday they do not have to give time off in lieu.

Posted by AB:

In my company more likely we will be closed on the Monday.

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