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
- Deferred Salary Leave Program
- General leave
- Maternity, parental and pre-placement adoption
- Sick leave
- Short Term Illness and Injury Plan (STIIP)
- Long Term Disability (LTD)
- WorkSafeBC claims
- Special and other leaves
- Vacations and holidays
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.