This year, the first Monday in August is August 3, and may be a statutory holiday in your province or territory. Although most commonly referred to as the “Civic Holiday” in Ontario, the holiday is referred to differently across Canada. For instance, in British Columbia, the holiday is referred to as British Columbia Day and in Manitoba, the holiday is named Terry Fox Day. The name of the holiday is not the only thing that differs between the provinces and territories; the legal status of the holiday also varies. That is, in some provinces and territories, the first Monday in August is considered a public (statutory) holiday under employment/labour standards legislation, while in others it is not.
In Newfoundland and Labrador, Discovery Day is celebrated on the nearest Monday to June 24. This year, Discovery Day falls on Monday, June 26, 2017. While Discovery Day is a paid holiday for government employees in the province, it is not a statutory (public) holiday under the Labour Standards Act.
Discovery Day is celebrated in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador on the nearest Monday to June 24 and this year falls on Monday June 22, 2015.