We wanted to pass along updated information in relation to the COVID-19 Leave offered under the Canada Labour Code. On March 15, 2021, the Labour Program advised that the temporary leave related to COVID-19 would be extended from the current 26 weeks to 38 weeks for employees who have caregiving responsibilities due to COVID-19, and from two weeks to four weeks for employees who are sick or need to self-isolate due to COVID-19.
These changes align with the additional weeks available under the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit and the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit. If you intend to apply for these benefits provided by the Federal Government, it is important that you review the criteria of these benefits fully.
The company’s updated COVID-19 Leave Policy can be found by clicking HERE. The policy includes the process for application through eLeaves.