Leave and time off for B.C. government employees

Last updated: January 27, 2022

Do you need to take time away from work? Are you planning a vacation? Learn about the different types of leave offered by the BC Public Service, and how to apply for and manage a leave.

When requesting a leave, give your supervisor as much notice as possible.

Review the information on Career & MyHR to learn how to request specific leaves.

You may want to cancel payroll deductions while you're away from work.

Types of leave

For earned time off, see Flexible schedules and Overtime.


Paid holidays recognized by the BC Public Service:

  • New Year's Day
  • Family Day (third Monday of February)
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Victoria Day
  • Canada Day
  • B.C. Day
  • Labour Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Remembrance Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

Review Statutory holidays for more.