Time zones


Statutory general holidays
  • January 1
  • Employer’s choice of Good Friday or Easter Monday
  • Monday before May 25
  • June 24, Québec’s Fête nationale
  • July 1 or, if this date falls on a Sunday, July 2
  • First Monday in September
  • Second Monday in October
  • December 25

Sunrise and sunset

Sunrise/Sunset Calculator
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Standard time zones

Montréal is located in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Eastern Daylight Time is observed the first Sunday of April. Eastern Standard Time returns the first Sunday in October. Since Montréal is not far from New York, there is no time difference between these two cities, and the time difference between Los Angeles and Montréal is only three hours. When it is 12:00 p.m. in Los Angeles, it is 3:00 p.m. in Montréal. 
  • Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    • 5 hours minus Coordinated Universal Time (UTC - 5)
  • Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
    • 4 hours minus Coordinated Universal Time (UTC - 4)