Family Leave

Can I take unpaid family leave?

An employee with six months of continuous service with the same employer, can take unpaid leaves of absence up to three days during a twelve-month period to meet immediate and extended family responsibilities.

Immediate family member:

  • spouse
  • child
  • parent
  • brother or sister

Extended family member:

  • grandparent
  • grandchild
  • aunt/uncle
  • brother-in-law/sister-in-law
  • mother-in-law/father-in-law
  • son-in-law/daughter-in-law

Who Can I Contact for More Information?

Hazel Walsh-Scott (Office Coordinator)
Sherwood Business Centre
161 St. Peters Road, 2nd Floor 
PO Box 2000, Charlottetown, PE  C1A 7N8
Phone: 902-368-5550
Toll Free: 1-800-333-4362
Fax: 902-368-5476
Email: (link sends e-mail)

This information is meant to serve as a guide only. You are advised to consult the Employment Standards Act to view the legislation. Where difference exists between this information and the legislation, the Act will be considered correct.


Published date: 
August 23, 2023
Workforce, Advanced Learning and Population

General Inquiries

Labour and Industrial Relations
161 St. Peters Road
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Phone: 902-368-5550
Toll-free: 1-800-333-4362
Fax: 902-368-5476