What is sick leave?
Sick leave is a form of protected leave (either paid or unpaid) and is intended to protect your job and/or income when or if you are incapable of performing your duties due to non-occupational illness or injury.
Sick Leave Entitlements
The following table outlines sick leave entitlements for each province and territory as well as a link to the employment standards:
COVID-19 Sick Leave Entitlements
New legislation and guidelines around sick leave have come into effect in some provinces. The following table outlines the most recent updates regarding sick leave as well as any provisions for COVID-19:
Disclaimer: The information provided in this guide is for informational purposes only. It is not professional financial or legal advice nor is it intended to be a substitute therefore. Where there are discrepancies between the guide and information provided by the federal government, provincial government, or the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) or Revenu Québec, defer to the guidelines provided by the governing agencies.