Statutory Holidays and Winter Closure

Employees at the university observe 11 general holidays; Alberta’s 9 general (statutory) holidays: New Year's Day, Alberta Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day and Christmas Day and 2 optional general holidays, Easter Monday and Heritage Day. Additionally, employees will normally be entitled to four days off during the regular work week period from December 26 to December 31 inclusive for Winter Closure.

Paid holidays are the actual dates these holidays fall on. If a paid holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the paid holiday will be observed on the following Monday. These are considered designated paid days off and are treated as a rest day under the terms of the Collective Agreements and Handbooks.



Canada Day Friday, July 1, 2022
Heritage Day Monday, August 1, 2022
Labour Day Monday, September 5, 2022
Thanksgiving  Monday, October 10, 2022
Remembrance Day Friday, November 1, 2022
Christmas Day Sunday, December 25, 2022*
Winter Closure From Monday, December 26, 2022–Monday, January 2, 2023**
New Year's Day Sunday, January 1, 2023***
Alberta Family Day Monday, February 20, 2023
Good Friday Friday, April 7, 2023
Easter Monday Monday, April 10, 2023
Victoria Day Monday, May 22, 2023
Canada Day Saturday, July 1, 2023****

*As the 2022 Christmas Day paid holiday falls on a Sunday, it will be recognized on Monday December 26, 2022 in lieu.

**Please refer to the Winter Closure and Winter Closure Effect on Pay reference guides for instructions on how Support Staff pay is administered during winter closure. Guidelines for the current year will be updated prior to the date.

***As the 2023 New Year's Day paid holiday falls on a Sunday, it will be recognized on Monday, January 2, 2023 in lieu.

****As the 2023 Canada Day paid holiday falls on a Saturday, it will be recognized on Monday July 3, 2023 in lieu.