Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail
If you have been working for at least three consecutive months for an employer, you can take an unpaid leave of absence due to illness, an accident, a criminal offence or an organ donation for transplant.
An employee may be absent from work, without pay, for a maximum period of:
General conditionsThe employee must:
Conditions pertaining to an absence owing to a criminal offence An employee may be absent from work owing to a criminal offence if he or she:
Restrictions An employee is not entitled to an absence where:
In all cases of extended absence, the employee must advise his or her employer as soon as possible of the absence and the reason. The employer may request a document attesting to the duration or repetitive nature of an absence.