Find a Yukon statutory holiday

Statutory holidays are days on which qualified employees receive a day off with holiday pay.

Qualified employees are employees who are governed by the Yukon’s Employment Standards Act. They’re entitled to receive paid statutory holiday pay when:

  • they’ve been employed for 30 calendar days;
  • they work their last scheduled shift before the holiday and the 1st scheduled shift after the holiday, unless their absence is permitted by the Employment Standards Act; and
  • they’re required to work on the holiday if they’re called to work.

See more information for employees on statutory holidays.

View the Employment Standards Act for detailed information on statutory holidays.

2022 

  • January 1: New Year’s Day
  • April 15: Good Friday
  • May 23: Victoria Day
  • June 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day
  • July 1: Canada Day
  • August 15: Discovery Day
  • September 5: Labour Day
  • October 10: Thanksgiving Day
  • November 11: Remembrance Day
  • December 25: Christmas Day

Days that are not Yukon statutory holidays

The following days are not Yukon statutory holidays:

  • Heritage Day
  • Easter Monday
  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
  • Boxing Day

Employees may receive paid holiday pay for these days when their employer includes these days as part of the employment contract.

2023

  • January 1: New Year’s Day
  • April 7: Good Friday
  • May 22: Victoria Day
  • June 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day
  • July 1: Canada Day
  • August 21: Discovery Day
  • September 4: Labour Day
  • October 9: Thanksgiving Day
  • November 11: Remembrance Day
  • December 25: Christmas Day