Daylight Saving Time Ends in USA & Canada
In the United States, Canada, and Mexico’s northern border cities, Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends on Sunday, November 6, 2022.
Update: Mexico Abolishes DST
On October 26, the Mexican government announced that the Senate approved the law to remove DST in Mexico. Northern border locations will still follow the US DST schedule.
Clocks will be set back 1 hour from 02:00 (2 am) to 01:00 (1 am) local time on Sunday, November 6, 2022.
As always, Europe will end DST a week before the US on October 30, 2022.
DST in the US starts again on Sunday, March 12, 2023.
Affects Most of the US
Most areas in the US change their clocks, except for the following territories:
- Hawaii and most of Arizona.
- The US dependencies of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Marina Islands, the US Minor Outlying Islands, and the US Virgin Islands.
Canada: DST Change
In Canada, clocks will change in almost all areas except:
- Yukon (on permanent DST since 2020)
- Some areas in British Columbia
- Most of Saskatchewan
- Southampton Island
- Some locations in Québec east of 63° west longitude (e.g., Blanc-Sablon)
US Senate Approves Permanent DST Bill
On March 15, 2022, the US Senate unanimously passed the Sunshine Protection Act. The bill proposes—beginning in November 2023—that all states go on permanent DST, which is one hour later than standard time. States that have passed legislation for permanent DST will be allowed to enact their legislation.
After the passing of the bill in the Senate, the legislation heads next to the House of Representatives. If passed in that chamber, it ends up on the President’s desk to be signed into law.
This has not happened yet. The current law only allows states to opt out of DST but not to follow it year-round.
US States Ready to Remove DST
19 states have enacted legislation or passed regulations for permanent DST:
- 2022: Kentucky
- 2021: Alabama, Georgia, Minnesota, Mississippi, and Montana
- 2020: Idaho, Louisiana, Ohio, South Carolina, Utah, and Wyoming
- 2019: Delaware, Maine, Oregon, Tennessee, and Washington
- 2018: Florida and California
Canada Following the US
- In Ontario, the Time Amendment Act (Bill 214) was passed in 2020. The bill would put Ontario on permanent DST if Quebec and New York do the same.
- More than 93% of British Columbians voted to keep the province on permanent DST in 2019. B.C. is still waiting to see if Washington, Oregon, and California go ahead with their proposals to scrap DST.
Mexico Close to Removing DST
Mexico is considering removing DST permanently in most of the country. If the Mexican Senate completes the final stage of approval and signs the bill into law, October 30, 2022, may be the last time most Mexico set their clocks back one hour.
Other Countries and Territories
Set Clocks Back or Ahead?
One easy way to remember which way to set your clock is to keep in mind one of these sayings: “Spring forward, fall back” or “Spring ahead, fall behind.” The clocks spring ahead (= losing 1 hour) in the spring when DST starts, and they fall back one hour (= gaining 1 hour) when DST ends in the fall.