Pre-placement Adoption Leave Allowance for B.C. Government Employees

You're eligible for the allowance if:

  • You're a regular (full- or part-time) employee, or
  • You're an auxiliary employee who's eligible for benefits as per your Collective Agreement or Terms & Conditions of Employment.

The pre-placement adoption allowance entitles you to 85% of your regular basic pay to a maximum of 7 weeks per calendar year.

To receive the 85% allowance, you must submit both of the following forms:

Not Claiming or Choosing to Defer the Allowance

If you're not sure if you'll be returning to work after your leave, you may choose to defer or not apply for the pre-placement adoption allowance. You may defer your decision to receive the pre-placement adoption leave allowance only up to the end of the return to work repayment period. Let your supervisor know if you choose to defer.

Ensure you go to the Benefits While on Leave or Layoff page to read about your benefits.

If you take the allowance, then resign at the end of your pre-placement adoption leave, or don't fulfill the back-to-work requirements of your Collective Agreement and Terms & Conditions of Employment, you'll be required to repay benefit premiums and any allowances you received.

Have questions? Contact AskMyHR by submitting a service request using the category Myself > Pay > Allowances & Reimbursements.

See Return to Work (or Not) for more information.

See Benefits, Pension, Vacation Accrual and Payroll Deduction for further details on benefits repayment. See your Collective Agreement for the period of time you're required to return to work.