There are a number of upcoming public (statutory or general) holidays that require employers to provide paid days off to employees. Although, in some jurisdictions, social gatherings are restricted to your own household, and in other jurisdictions the number of people who can gather is limited to five or 10 people because of public health orders to stop the spread of COVID-19, the holidays are always a well-deserved break — even for those who work remotely or from home.
Public Holiday Pay
In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October every year. This year, Thanksgiving Day is Monday, October 12.
Sunday, June 21 is the longest day of the year and marks the changing of seasons. It is also a very important day for Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Métis, Inuit). In 1982, this day was chosen to celebrate the land and the Indigenous Peoples and their cultures. National Indigenous Peoples Day is a public (statutory) holiday in the Northwest Territories and Yukon.