What are Leave types?
Leave types: Leave types in Canada refer to the various categories of authorized time off that employees may request and be entitled to under Canadian labour laws and regulations. These leave categories are designed to accommodate a range of employee needs while ensuring that employees have the opportunity to address personal and family-related matters without fear of job loss. Common leave types in Canada include:
Vacation Leave: Time off for employees to take a break from work, relax, and recharge. The amount of vacation leave varies based on the province or territory and an employee's length of service.Sick Leave: Paid time off for employees who are ill or injured and unable to perform their job duties. Employers in some provinces are required to provide paid sick leave.
Maternity Leave: Time off for biological mothers before and after childbirth. Maternity leave is typically unpaid but may be covered under Employment Insurance (EI).Paternity Leave: Time off for fathers or partners to bond with a new child. Paternity leave is typically unpaid but may be covered under EI.
Parental Leave: Time off for parents to care for and bond with a new child. It can be taken by either parent and is typically unpaid but may be covered under EI.
Compassionate Care Leave: Time off to care for a seriously ill family member who has a significant risk of death within 26 weeks. It is typically covered under EI.
Family Responsibility Leave: Leave to address family responsibilities related to illness or other urgent matters. It is typically unpaid.Bereavement Leave: Time off following the death of a family member or close relative. The length and eligibility for bereavement leave vary by province and employer policies.
Emergency Leave: Leave for certain urgent and unplanned events, such as a natural disaster or the risk of domestic violence.Domestic Violence Leave: Leave for employees who have experienced domestic violence, allowing them to seek medical attention, obtain legal assistance, or relocate.
Jury Duty Leave: Time off for employees who are required to serve on a jury. Employers must provide unpaid leave for jury duty.
Military Leave: Leave for employees who are members of the Canadian Forces or Reserves and are called to active service.
Leave for Victims of Crime: Leave for employees who are victims of a crime, providing them with time off to address legal matters.