Truth and Reconciliation Day Reminders

The following information was shared by the Province on Wednesday, September 28, 2022.

Each year, Truth and Reconciliation Day will be recognized on September 30th. Provincial government offices, public schools, and regulated childcare will be closed. Federal government offices and federally regulated workplaces will also be closed.

Business Closures

Currently, Truth and Reconciliation Day is not a paid general holiday under Nova Scotia’s Labour Standards Code, nor a retail closing day under retail closing legislation.

Businesses are not required to close on this day, they can choose to remain open. We encourage employers to find ways to acknowledge this day and the harms caused by residential schools as a vital part of the reconciliation process.

Honouring  Future Truth and Reconciliation Days

Government has been discussing with Mi’kmaw leaders and communities, as well as businesses and organizations throughout the province, how to best honour this day in the future.

For more information on Truth and Reconciliation Day, please see:


If you have questions about Nova Scotia’s paid general holidays, or Truth and Reconciliation Day, please contact the Labour Standards Division at 1-888-315-0110.