Public holidays

There are a number of dates during the year when specific forms or returns are due to be filed, or certain payments or remittances are due to be paid.

When the due date falls on a Saturday, a Sunday, or a public holiday recognized by the CRA, we consider your payment to be on time if we receive it on the next business day. Your return is considered on time if we receive it or if it is postmarked on or before the next business day. Note that several provinces and territories have their own unique holidays. Therefore, due dates may be affected depending on where you reside.

For more information, go to Important dates for individuals, Important dates for corporations, or Filing information returns electronically (T4/T5 and other types of returns).

Public holidays for 2021

  • New Year - Friday, January 1, 2021
  • Good Friday - Friday, April 2, 2021
  • Easter Monday - Monday, April 5, 2021
  • Victoria Day - Monday, May 24, 2021
  • Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day - Thursday, June 24, 2021 (Quebec only)
  • Canada Day - Thursday, July 1, 2021
  • Civic Holiday - Monday, August 2, 2021
  • Labour Day - Monday, September 6, 2021
  • Thanksgiving Day - Monday, October 11, 2021
  • Remembrance Day - Thursday, November 11, 2021
  • Christmas Day - Saturday, December 25, 2021
  • Boxing Day - Sunday, December 26, 2021
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