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The Weekly Dispatch – Family Responsibility Leave Process

As a follow-up to our Personal Leave bulletin, we want to expand on the process of applying. You can request a family responsibility leave (referred to as Personal Leave under the Canada Labour Code) to:

  • Carry out responsibilities relating to health or care of a family member,
  • Carry out responsibilities relating to the education of a family member who is less than 18 years of age,
  • Address any urgent matter concerning the employee or a family member,
  • Attend the employee’s citizenship ceremony

    Duration: up to five (5) days in every calendar year. If the employee has completed three (3) consecutive months of continuous employment, the first three (3) days will be paid by Air Canada.

    FOR URGENT REQUESTS UNDER 12 HOURS – Please contact Crew Scheduling at 1-888-676-2224 option 1, followed by completing Family Responsibility Leave Request Form.

To apply please use the following path in Aeronet:

• English

ACaeronet > ePub > Administrative Procedures > Family Responsibility Leave Request

• Français

Aeronet > ePub> Administrative Procedures > Demande de conge pour obligations familiales

It’s worth noting that supporting documentation can be submitted either at the time of your request or within 15 days after your return to work by sending it to

We hope that this helps to navigate the sometimes-onerous task of requesting a leave.

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