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B.C. Permanent Paid Sick Leave in Effect as of January 1, 2022 

January 6, 2021

Amended January 6, 2022:

B.C.’s Employment Standards Act is found here, the Employment Standards Regulation here, and the employment standards web page here

Clarification: Part-time and casual employees are also entitled to five paid sick days annually.  They are paid for each sick day at their normal rate of pay (for a day) pursuant to the Employment Standards Act.”

As of January 1, 2022, all B.C. workers covered under the Employment Standards Act will be eligible for up to five employer-paid sick days, including part-time, casual, and temporary workers. Employees are eligible for the leave once they have been with their employer for a minimum of 90 calendar days.  

This entitlement is in addition to the 3 days of unpaid sick leave currently provided by the Employment Standards Act. 

For questions or more information contact

Avery Bruenjes
Senior Manager, Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs

For questions or more information contact

Greg Wilson
Director, Government Relations (BC)

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