Canadian Daylight Saving Time (DST)
Latest clock change: 5 November 2017. DST ended and clocks went back an hour to Standard Time
The Atlantic coastal provinces use Atlantic Time Zone and Newfoundland has its own Time Zone.
Time Zones and Daylight Saving Time have usually been regulated by the Canadian provincial and territorial governments. Exceptions may exist in certain Canadian municipalities.
Clocks in Canada are turned forward by one hour on the second Sunday in March and turned back on the first Sunday of November.
Current rules in effect in USA
- Standard Time began: Sunday 5 November 2017 02:00 local time. Clocks went back one hour.
- Standard Time ends: Sunday 11 March 2018 02:00 local time. Clocks go forward one hour.
USA and Canada past and future DST schedules hereDaylight saving 2018
Daylight Savings Time change dates Canada 2014 -2017
|Year||DST Begins 2 a.m.||DST Ends 2 a.m.|
|2014||March 9||November 2|
|2015||March 8||November 1|
|2016||March 13||November 6|
|2017||March 12||November 5|
Daylight Savings dates Canada 2007-2013
|Year||DST Begun 2 a.m.||DST Ended 2 a.m.|
|2007||March 11||November 4|
|2008||March 9||November 2|
|2009||March 8||November 1|
|2010||March 14||November 7|
|2011||March 13||November 6|
|2012||March 11||November 4|
|2013||March 10||November 3|
Canadian Daylight Savings Time Change Province by Province
How each Canadian Province / Territory implemented DST since 2007 given the changes that took place in the USA.
Alberta - Legislation proposed for DST changes in 2007
2 February 2006 - Government of Alberta
British Columbia - Formally adopted new DST rules for 2007
31 March 2006 - Official Notice from Ministry of Attorney General of British Columbia
Manitoba - Legislation tabled for DST in 2007
"It's important for trucking and other industries to keep the same time as other jurisdictions", Manitoba Premier Gary Doer said - 20 October 2005.
Winnipeg, Manitoba 2 November 2005 - Official Notice from Government of Manitoba
New Brunswick - Formal DST amendments for 2007 proposed
December 23, 2005 Office of the Premier of the Government of New Brunswick Official Notice
After a delay, and a period when they changed at 1 minute past midnight(!), Newfoundland and Labrador have come in line with other North American countries.
There is no information about 2007 on Government website but...
The Yukon Government reports: "So far British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island have accepted and agreed to implement the new time change.."
Nova Scotia is changing its daylight saving time to stay in sync with the U.S.
Starting in 2007, daylight saving time in Nova Scotia started three weeks earlier in the spring and last one week longer in the fall.
Justice Minister Murray Scott says co-ordinating time zones with the U.S. helps attract business to this province. He also says that not making the change might have caused difficulties for agricultural and fisheries producers.
Ontario - Adopts revised DST in 2007
The Ontario government plans to follow the lead of the United States by extending daylight time in the province by four weeks, beginning in March, 2007.
Attorney General Michael Bryant announced in the legislature on 20 October 2005 that Ontario is making the move because of its “extensive and inextricable links” to the United States.
- Ministry of the Attorney General / Ministère du Procureur général
- Official News Release - October 20, 2005
Prince Edward Island - Reported to change DST in 2007
Price Edward Island Island adjusts daylight saving time
- CBC News reported December 7 2005 08:07 AM AST
- Prince Edward Island & DST 2007
"The (Quebec) provincial government is on the verge of following the lead of the United States to extend daylight saving time by two months, Presse Canadienne reported yesterday."
Montréal Gazette - 17 October 2005
Saskatchewan - Does use DST currently
- "Most of Saskatchewan uses Central Standard Time all year round"
Yukon adopted daylight saving time, starting March 2007