Paid holidays

These days are paid holidays for full-time and part-time regular staff and faculty, and may be paid days for other employees -- see Policy 38 for details. Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 793 members can refer to article 14 of the collective agreement between the University of Waterloo and CUPE Local 793 (PDF).

2024

Holiday Observed date
New Year’s Day Monday, January 1
Family Day Monday, February 19
Good Friday Friday, March 29
Victoria Day Monday, May 20
Canada Day Monday, July 1
Civic Holiday Monday, August 5
Labour Day Monday, September 2
Thanksgiving Monday, October 14
Christmas Day Wednesday, December 25
Boxing Day Thursday, December 26
Additional days Tuesday, December 24*; Friday, December 27; Monday, December 30; Tuesday, December 31

* As per an agreement at the PACSC, if December 24 falls on a business day, it is a paid day off but not considered a floating day.

2025

Holiday Observed date
New Year’s Day Wednesday, January 1
Family Day Monday, February 17
Good Friday Friday, April 18
Victoria Day Monday, May 19
Canada Day Tuesday, July 1
Civic Holiday Monday, August 4
Labour Day Monday, September 1
Thanksgiving Monday, October 13
Christmas Day Thursday, December 25
Boxing Day Friday, December 26
Additional days Monday, June 30; Wednesday, December 24*; Monday, December 29; Tuesday, December 30; Wednesday, December 31

* As per an agreement at the PACSC, if December 24 falls on a business day, it is a paid day off but not considered a floating day.

2026

Holiday Observed date
New Year’s Day Thursday, January 1
Family Day Monday, February 16
Good Friday Friday, April 3
Victoria Day Monday, May 18
Canada Day Wednesday, July 1
Civic Holiday Monday, August 3
Labour Day Monday, September 7
Thanksgiving Monday, October 12
Christmas Day Friday, December 25
Boxing Day Monday, December 28
Additional days Friday, January 2; Thursday, December 24*; Tuesday, December 29; Wednesday, December 30; Thursday, December 31

* As per an agreement at the PACSC, if December 24 falls on a business day, it is a paid day off but not considered a floating day.

2027

Holiday Observed date
New Year’s Day Friday, January 1
Family Day Monday, February 15
Good Friday Friday, March 26
Victoria Day Monday, May 24
Canada Day Thursday, July 1
Civic Holiday Monday, August 2
Labour Day Monday, September 6
Thanksgiving Monday, October 11
Christmas Day Monday, December 27
Boxing Day Tuesday, December 28
Additional days Friday, July 2; Friday, December 24*; Wednesday, December 29; Thursday, December 30; Friday, December 31

* As per an agreement at the PACSC, if December 24 falls on a business day, it is a paid day off but not considered a floating day.