UBC requires COVID-19 rapid testing for all students, faculty and staff, with exemptions provided for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Find out more about the required COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program.

Statutory holidays

Review the stat holidays observed by UBC.

2021 statutory holidays


Friday, January 1: New Year’s Day


Monday, February 15: Family Day


Friday, April 2: Good Friday
Monday, April 5: Easter Monday*


Monday, May 24: Victoria Day


Thursday, July 1: Canada Day


Monday, August 2: BC Day


Monday, September 6: Labour Day


Monday, October 11: Thanksgiving Day


Thursday, November 11: Remembrance Day


Saturday, December 25: Christmas Day 
Sunday, December 26: Boxing Day*
Monday, December 27: Christmas Day (observed)
Tuesday, December 28: Boxing Day*
Saturday, January 1: New Year's Day
Monday, January 3, 2022 (observed): New Year’s Day


*UBC includes Easter Monday and Boxing Day on its list of statutory holidays.

Related resources

See UBC's leaves and vacations page for vacation information along with specific guidelines around Christmas leaves, which vary by employee group.

For more information on Statutory Holidays, please view your collective agreement or employee handbook

UBC administrators can visit our Statutory Holiday Pay page

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