Leave & Time Off for B.C. Government Employees
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 MyHR pages (linked below) 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 (second Monday of February)
- Good Friday
- Easter Monday
- Victoria Day
- Canada Day
- B.C. Day
- Labour Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Remembrance Day
- Christmas Day
- Boxing Day
See Statutory Holidays for more.