All jurisdictions in Canada provide for a number of public (also called statutory or general holidays) holidays each year. Some are common to all jurisdictions; others are specific to individual provinces and territories. This year, Family Day falls on Monday February 20, 2012.
We'll be taking a short break from posting and will be back in the New Year. However, before we go, we want to remind employers there are three public (statutory holidays) between December 25, 2011 to January 1, 2012. Happy Holidays to all!
The first Monday of August is a general holiday for employees in many parts of Canada. It is a public (statutory) holiday in some provinces and territories, but in others it has another legal status. It is often called the "August Holiday", "Civic Holiday", "Simcoe Day" (around Ontario), "Provincial Day", "Heritage Day", "Natal Day", or other local names.