Sick Leave

After three months continuous service with an employer, an employee is entitled to unpaid leaves of absence of up to three days for sick leave during a twelve-month period. If the employee takes three consecutive days, the employer may ask for a medical certificate.

Effective 1 October 2010, employees who have more than five years of continuous service with the same employer are entitled to one day of paid sick leave and up to three days of unpaid sick leave each calendar year.

This information is meant to serve as a guide only.  The reader is strongly advised to consult the Employment Standards Act to view the legislation. Where any difference exists between this information and the Act, the Act will be considered correct.
Published date: 
December 1, 2016
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PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Phone: 902-368-5550
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