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).

2017

Holiday Observed date
New Year’s Day Monday, January 2
Family Day Monday, February 20
Good Friday Friday, April 14
Victoria Day    Monday, May 22
Canada Day Monday, July 3
Civic Holiday   Monday, August 7
Labour Day Monday, September 4
Thanksgiving Monday, October 9
Christmas Day Monday, December 25
Boxing Day      Tuesday, December 26
Additional days

Wednesday, December 27; Thursday, December 28; Friday, December 29

2018

Holiday Observed date
New Year’s Day Monday, January 1
Family Day Monday, February 19
Good Friday     Friday, March 30
Victoria Day    Monday, May 21
Canada Day Monday, July 2
Civic Holiday   Monday, August 6
Labour Day      Monday, September 3
Thanksgiving   Monday, October 8
Christmas Day Tuesday, December 25
Boxing Day Wednesday, December 26
Additional days

Monday, December 24; Thursday, December 27; Friday, December 28; Monday, December 31

2019

Holiday Observed date
New Year’s Day Tuesday, January 1
Family Day Monday, February 18
Good Friday Friday, April 19
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

2020

Holiday Observed date
New Year’s Day Wednesday, January 1
Family Day Monday, February 17
Good Friday Friday, April 10
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

Thursday, December 24; Tuesday, December 29; Wednesday, December 30; Thursday, December 31

2021

Holiday Observed date
New Year’s Day Friday, January 1
Family Day Monday, February 15
Good Friday Friday, April 2
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

2022

Holiday Observed date
New Year’s Day Monday, January 3
Family Day Monday, February 21
Good Friday Friday, April 15
Victoria Day Monday, May 23
Canada Day Friday, July 1
Civic Holiday Monday, August 1
Labour Day Monday, September 5
Thanksgiving Monday, October 10
Christmas Day Monday, December 26
Boxing Day Tuesday, December 27
Additional days Wednesday, December 28; Thursday, December 29; Friday, December 30