British Columbia | Human Resources | Store Operations

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
abruenjes@retailcouncil.org

For questions or more information contact

Greg Wilson
Director, Government Relations (BC)
gwilson@retailcouncil.org



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