2023 Statutory Holidays - How to find your payroll "run-by" date

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If the possibility of missing your payroll deadline during stat holidays stresses you out, don't worry, you're in the right place! Keep reading to learn how to find your payroll "run-by" date so you'll never be confused or worried about running payroll late again. 

We've also included the 2023 Statutory Holidays Calendar, which shows all stat holidays across Canada and a helpful list of Holidays by Province for you to refer to.

How do holidays affect your payroll? What's a payroll "run-by" date?

Since banks are closed on statutory holidays, typically, Humi will adjust your payroll "run-by" date to align with this change. Knowing your payroll "run-by" date ensures you won't miss your payroll deadline.

Important note

If your "payday" date lands on a holiday, both the "payday" date and payroll "run-by" deadline may be moved up by one business day. 


How to find your Payroll "Run-By" Date

  1. In Payroll, click on your current payroll, which will be the first line on the Run Payroll page
  2. Humi will automatically direct you to the payroll page
  3. Just below the page title, you'll find the payroll "run-by" date 


Referring to the payroll "run-by" date is the most reliable way to know precisely when you need to process payroll to ensure it's always processed on time.


List of Canadian Holidays

2023 Canadian Statutory Holidays Holidays by Province

The table below displays all* statutory holidays across Canada and the day they're observed. Refer to your payroll "run-by" date, as explained in the section above, to know when to process payroll to ensure you pay your employees on time. 

Holiday 2023 Day Observed Region Observed
New Year's Day Sun. January 1st Mon. January 2nd Nationwide
Islander Day Mon. February 20th 3rd Monday in Feb PE
Family Day Mon. February 20th 3rd Monday in Feb AB, BC, MB, NB, ON, SK
Heritage Day Mon. February 20th
(February 24th in YK)
3rd Monday in Feb
(third Friday in Feb. in YK)
Louis Riel Day  Mon. February 20th 3rd Monday in Feb MB
St. Patrick's Day  Mon. March 20th March 20th NL
Good Friday Fri. April 7th The Friday before Easter Sunday Nationwide
St. George's Day   Mon. April 24th The Monday closest to April 23rd NL
Victoria Day
(National Patriots Day in QC)
Mon. May 22nd The Monday preceding May 25th Nationwide, except NB, NL, NS, PE
National Indigenous Peoples Day Wed. June 21st June 21st NT
June Holiday (NL) Mon. June 26th Nearest Monday to June 24th NL
Canada Day (Memorial Day in NL) Sat. July 1st Mon. July 3rd Nationwide
Nunavut Day Sun. July 9th July 10th NU
Civic Holiday Mon. August 7th First Monday in Aug AB, BC, NB, NU, ON, SK
Discovery Day  Mon. August 21st Third Monday in Aug YK
Labour Day Mon. September 4th First Monday in Sept Nationwide
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Sat. September 30th Mon. October 2nd Nationwide
Thanksgiving Day Mon. October 9th Second Monday in Oct Nationwide, except NB, NL, NS, PE
Remembrance Day Sat. November 11th November 11th Nationwide, except NL, NS, ON
Christmas Day Mon. December 25th December 25th Nationwide
Boxing Day Tues. December 26th December 26th


*All calendar dates in this section are for reference only and may not include all applicable holidays for your province or territory. For current dates and policies, please visit https://canada.ca or your local government website


If your "payday" date lands on a holiday, both the "payday" date and payroll "run-by" deadline may be moved up by one business day.

For example, if your "payday" date is scheduled for Good Friday, Humi will move up your payroll "run-by" date by one business day, and your "payday" date will be changed to the day before Good Friday (Thursday) instead.

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