2024 Canadian Small Business Payroll Calendar

Dec 22
Keeping up with payroll dates, as well as federal and provincial holidays can be a challenge, which is why we put together this 2024 Canadian small business payroll calendar.

It gives you a year-long overview of:
  • Payroll tax payment deadlines
  • Bank closures
  • Holidays

With this calendar, you’ll be setting up your year for success!

2024 small business payroll calendar dates.

📌 Get off to the right start — make sure that you’re aware of any minimum wage, overtime and other changes that may affect your payroll.

January 2024

Jan. 1
  • New Year’s Day — All banks closed*
  • Payroll Deductions Online Calculator (PDOC) updated
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Jan. 2
  • Day After New Year’s Day (QC) — Some banks closed

Jan. 4
  • Payment Deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid from the 22nd to the last day of the previous month.)

Jan. 10
  • Payment Deadline: Threshold 1 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 16th and the last day of the previous month.)
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 1st to 7th of the month.)

Jan. 15
  • Payment deadline: Regular remitter payments

Jan. 17
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 8th to 14th of the month.)

Jan. 24
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 15th to 21st of the month.)

Jan. 25
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 1 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 1st and the 15th of the month.)

February 2024

Feb. 2
  • Groundhog Day

Feb. 5
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid from the 22nd to the last day of the previous month.)

Feb. 12
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 1 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 16th and the last day of the previous month.)
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 1st to 7th of the month.)

Feb. 14
  • Valentine’s Day

Feb. 15
  • Payment deadline: Regular remitter payments

Feb. 19
  • Family Day (AB, BC, NB, ON, SK) — Some banks closed
  • Heritage Day (NS) — Some banks closed
  • Islander Day (PE) — Some banks closed
  • Louis Riel Day (MB) — Some banks closed
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 8th to 14th of the month.)

Feb. 23
  • Yukon Heritage Day (YT) — Some banks closed

Feb. 26
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 1 remitter payments due (For payrolls paid between the 1st and the 15th of the month.)
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 15th to 21st of the month.)

Feb. 29
  • Filing deadline: T4, T4A and RL-1 information returns due
  • Leap Day

March 2024

Mar. 5
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid from the 22nd to the last day of the previous month.)

Mar. 11
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 1 remitter payments due (For payrolls paid between the 16th and the last day of the previous month.)

Mar. 12
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 1st to 7th of the month.)

Mar. 15
  • Payment deadline: Regular remitter payments

Mar. 17
  • St. Patrick’s Day (All except NL)

Mar. 18
  • St. Patrick’s Day (NL)

Mar. 19
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 8th to 14th of the month.)

Mar. 25
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 1 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 1st and the 15th of the month.)

Mar. 26
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 15th to 21st of the month.)

Mar. 29
  • Good Friday — All banks closed*
    Note: In Québec, employers can either choose to observe Good Friday or Easter Monday as the holiday.

April 2024

Apr. 1
  • Easter Monday (QC) — Some banks closed
    Note: In Québec, employers can either choose to observe Good Friday or Easter Monday as the holiday.

Apr. 3
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid from the 22nd to the last day of the previous month.)

Apr. 10
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 1 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 16th and the last day of the previous month.)
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 1st to 7th of the month.)

Apr. 15
  • Payment deadline: Regular remitter payments
  • Payment deadline: Quarterly remitter payments

Apr. 17
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 8th to 14th of the month.)

Apr. 24
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 15th to 21st of the month.)

Apr. 25
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 1 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 1st and the 15th of the month.)

Apr. 30
  • Filing deadline: Personal income tax
  • Filing deadline: Sole proprietors and partnerships

May 2024

May 3
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid from the 22nd to the last day of the previous month.)

May 10
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 1 remitter payments due (For payrolls paid between the 16th and the last day of the previous month.)
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 1st to 7th of the month.)

May 12
  • Mother’s Day

May 15
  • Payment deadline: Regular remitter payments

May 17
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 8th to 14th of the month.)

May 20
  • Victoria Day (AB, BC, MB, NT, NU, ON, SK, YK) — All banks closed*
  • National Patriots’ Day / JournĂ©e nationale des patriotes (QC) — All banks closed*

May 24
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 15th to 21st of the month.)

May 27
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 1 remitter payments due (For payrolls paid between the 1st and the 15th of the month.)

June 2024

Jun. 5
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid from the 22nd to the last day of the previous month.)

Jun. 10
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 1 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 16th and the last day of the previous month.)

Jun. 12
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 1st to 7th of the month.)

Jun. 16
  • Father’s Day

Jun. 17
  • Payment deadline: Regular remitter payments
  • Filing deadline: Self-employed income taxes

Jun. 19
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 8th to 14th of the month.)

Jun. 21
  • National Indigenous Peoples Day (NT, YT) — Some banks closed

Jun. 24
  • FĂŞte nationale du QuĂ©bec (St. Jean Baptiste Day) (QC) — Some banks closed
  • Discovery Day (NL)

Jun. 25
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 1 remitter payments due (For payrolls paid between the 1st and the 15th of the month.)

Jun. 26
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 15th to 21st of the month.)

July 2024

Jul. 1
  • Canada Day/Memorial Day — All banks closed*
  • Payroll Deductions Online Calculator (PDOC) updated

Jul. 4
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid from the 22nd to the last day of the previous month.)

Jul. 9
  • Nunavut Day (NU) — Some banks closed

Jul. 10
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 1 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 16th and the last day of the previous month.)
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 1st to 7th of the month.)

Jul. 15
  • Payment deadline: Regular remitter payments
  • Payment deadline: Quarterly remitter payments
  • Orangemen’s Day (NL) — Some banks closed
  • Note: As Orangeman’s Day is not a national or federal holiday, the Threshold 2 remitter payments are due on July 12.

Jul. 17
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 8th to 14th of the month.)

Jul. 24
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 15th to 21st of the month.)

Jul. 25
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 1 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 1st and the 15th of the month.)

August 2024

Aug. 5
  • Civic/Provincial Holiday (PEI, NT, NU) — Some banks closed
  • Terry Fox Day (MB) — Some banks closed
  • New Brunswick Day (NB) — Some banks closed
  • British Columbia Day (BC) — Some banks closed
  • Saskatchewan Day (SK) — Some banks closed
  • Heritage Day (AB) — Some banks closed
  • Natal Day (NS)— Some banks closed
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid from the 22nd to the last day of the previous month.)

Aug. 12
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 1 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 16th and the last day of the previous month.)
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 1st to 7th of the month.)

Aug. 15
  • Payment deadline: Regular remitter payments

Aug. 19
  • Discovery Day (YT) — Some banks closed
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 8th to 14th of the month.)

Aug. 26
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 1 remitter payments due (For payrolls paid between the 1st and the 15th of the month.)
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 15th to 21st of the month.)

September 2024

Sep. 2
  • Labour Day — All banks closed*

Sep. 5
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid from the 22nd to the last day of the previous month.)

Sep. 10
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 1 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 16th and the last day of the previous month.)

Sep. 11
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 1st to 7th of the month.)

Sep. 16
  • Payment deadline: Regular remitter payments

Sep. 18
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 8th to 14th of the month.)

Sep. 25
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 1 remitter payments due (For payrolls paid between the 1st and the 15th of the month.)
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 15th to 21st of the month.)

Sep. 30
  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation — All banks closed*

October 2024

Oct. 3
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid from the 22nd to the last day of the previous month.)

Oct. 10
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 1 remitter payments due (For payrolls paid between the 16th and the last day of the previous month.)
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 1st to 7th of the month.)

Oct. 14
  • Thanksgiving Day — All banks closed*
  • Note: Thanksgiving is not observed as a stat holiday in NB, NL, NS or PE.

Oct. 15
  • Payment deadline: Regular remitter payments
  • Payment deadline: Quarterly remitter payments

Oct. 17
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 8th to 14th of the month.)

Oct. 24
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 15th to 21st of the month.)

Oct. 25
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 1 remitter payments due (For payrolls paid between the 1st and the 15th of the month.)

Oct. 31
  • Halloween

November 2024

Nov. 5
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid from the 22nd to the last day of the previous month.)

Nov. 11
  • Remembrance Day — All banks closed*
  • Note: Remembrance Day is not a stat holiday in ON and QC.

Nov. 12
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 1 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 16th and the last day of the previous month.)

Nov. 13
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 1st to 7th of the month.)

Nov. 15
  • Payment deadline: Regular remitter payments

Nov. 19
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 8th to 14th of the month.)

Nov. 25
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 1 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 1st and the 15th of the month.)

Nov. 26
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 15th to 21st of the month.)

December 2024

Dec. 4
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid from the 22nd to the last day of the previous month.)

Dec. 10
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 1 remitter payments due (For payrolls paid between the 16th and the last day of the previous month.)

Dec. 11
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 1st to 7th of the month.)

Dec. 16
  • Payment deadline: Regular remitter payments

Dec. 18
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 8th to 14th of the month.)

Dec. 24
  • Christmas Eve

Dec. 25
  • Christmas Day — All banks closed*

Dec. 26
  • Boxing Day — All banks closed*
  • Note: Boxing Day is a federal holiday and is listed in the Canadian Labour Code as a holiday. However, it is not uniformly observed in all provinces and territories. It is not an official holiday in QuĂ©bec and is only a stat holiday in NT, NU and ON.

Dec. 27
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 1 remitter payments due (For payrolls paid between the 1st and the 15th of the month.)
  • Payment deadline: Threshold 2 remitter payments (For payrolls paid between the 15th to 21st of the month.)

Dec. 31
  • New Year’s Eve

Notes for Wagepoint users.

  • For national holidays with bank closures, allow at least one extra business day for direct deposit.
  • Although some clients may qualify for a quarterly remittance, at Wagepoint, we remit monthly for all remittance schedules other than those that require accelerated threshold 1 or 2.

Enjoy your small business payroll calendar.

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