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Academic Calendar in Canada

Most Universities and Colleges usually run from early September until the end of April or early May. Often this winter session is split into two terms running September to December and January to April. Various forms of summer studies may be offered May to August. Some, run a full tri-semester system, providing full courses during summer. There are a few school boards in Canada experimenting with year-round schooling.

List of Holidays

1st January – New Year’s Day

Third Monday in February – Family Day – in some provinces. Called “Louis Riel Day” in Manitoba.

Good Friday

Easter Monday – schools, banks, and government

Last Monday on or before 24 May – Victoria Day

24 June – Fête nationale du Québec – public holiday in Quebec

1 July – Canada Day

First Monday in August
 – Civic Holiday

First Monday in September – Labour Day

Second Monday in October – Thanksgiving Day

11 November – Remembrance Day – limited to government agencies and banks in some provinces; public holiday in British Columbia, public holiday in Atlantic provinces if it falls on a week day.

24 December
 – Christmas Eve (in some provinces)

25 December 
– Christmas Day

26 December
 – Boxing Day

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