Practicalities of the new holiday
The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will be observed by federal workers and employees in federally regulated businesses. Among other businesses, banks will be closed. Some unionized employees outside of federal regulation may have federal holidays off, depending on their collective agreement.
Some provinces are closing their rental tribunals and government offices to mark the day, or to provide information and an opportunity for reflection. Some provinces are closing their schools. Rental housing providers would be well advised to check what will be open and what will be closed on September 30, where they operate.
Just as with Remembrance Day, it is up to private employers to decide whether to designate the holiday a vacation day for their employees. Alternately, employers can allow their employees to take time off, with or without pay, to take part in local commemorative activities, which may take place at different times in different locations.