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Employment standards rules – Job-protected leaves

Eligible employees can take job-protected leave for various personal matters.

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Eligible employees can take up to 3 days of unpaid leave upon a family member’s death.

Eligible employees can take up to a half-day of unpaid leave to attend their citizenship ceremony.

Eligible employees can take up to 27 weeks of leave to care for gravely-ill family.

Eligible employees who are in quarantine can take 14 days of unpaid leave.

Eligible employees can take unpaid, job-protected leave to provide care and support to a child or family member.

Eligible employees can take leave for the disappearance or death of a child.

Eligible employees can take up to 10 days of unpaid, job-protected leave due to the effects of violence in the home.

Eligible employees can take up to 16 weeks of leave due to illness, injury or quarantine.

Eligible employees can take maternity and/or parental leave after a birth or adoption.

Eligible employees can take up to 5 days of leave for health issues or family needs.

Eligible employees who are Reservists can take leave for deployments and training.

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