Taking Vacation or Leave
To better support employees on an ongoing basis, recent changes to the Employment Standards Act provide up to three days of unpaid, job-protected leave for employees who can't work due to personal illness or injury.
Employees can take time off work for vacation or for life situations
After one year of work, employees get to take vacation days – time off with pay.
Job-protected leaves of absence
Employees can take an unpaid leave of absence for things like family responsibilities or jury duty. An employee's job is protected while they are on leave.
Employees must give notice to their employer if they are unable to work because of illness.
Employees can take up to three days of unpaid, job-protected personal illness or injury leave. To qualify, an employee must have been employed for 90 calendar days.
A statutory holiday does not necessarily mean employees get a day off. Instead, employees may qualify for statutory holiday pay.
Find out what you can do
If you're having issues at work, find out what you can do: