Employees may be eligible for a variety of leaves under the Labour Standards Code. These leaves recognize that events in our personal lives can sometimes interrupt work. On these occasions, some level of accommodation from the employer is necessary and appropriate.
The Code provides for these types of leave: pregnancy/parental leave, bereavement leave, court leave, compassionate care leave, Canadian Forces Reservists' leave, Citizenship Ceremony leave, emergency leave, and sick leave. These all are unpaid leaves of absence, meaning that the employer does not have to pay the employee during these absences. Employment Insurance benefits may be available for pregnancy/parental and compassionate care leaves.
For more details about the various types of leave, refer to the choices below.