Province proclaims paid sick leave

Island workers will have access to paid sick leave effective October 1, 2024.

Following amendments made to the Employment Standards Act during the most recent fall sitting of the legislature, Island workers will be eligible for up to three paid sick days depending on the length of their continuous employment with the same employer.

“With the shifting landscape on paid sick leave across the country, proclaiming a date to make the changes to our employment legislation come into effect is a step in the right direction. We know there will be more important conversations on paid sick days, and we will continue to approach them in a fair and balanced way for all parties involved.”

- Minister of Workforce, Advanced Learning and Population Jenn Redmond. 

Learn more about paid sick leave.

Media contact:
Vicki Tse
Department of Workforce, Advanced Learning and Population 

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