CTA-10-Day Guidance and Webinar

Nov 10, 2022

The Minister of Labour, Seamus O’Regan Jr., has announced that the final regulations on paid sick leave (medical leave with pay) have been registered and made available on Canada.ca. The regulations have been made available online in advance of their official publication in the Canada Gazette, Part II (scheduled for November 23, 2022). The regulations, along with the legislation, will come into force on December 1, 2022.

CTA-10-Day Guidance and Webinar

The final Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under the Canada Labour Code (Medical Leave with Pay) outline essential elements of the new paid sick leave provisions, including the following:

  • As of December 31, 2022, employees who have been continuously employed for at least 30 days will have access to their first three days of paid sick leave. Starting on February 1, 2023, employees will acquire a fourth day of paid sick leave and will continue to accumulate one day of paid sick leave each following month, up to a maximum of 10 days per year. If they are absent for five consecutive days or longer, and if requested by an employer, the employee would need to provide a certificate issued by a health care practitioner.
  • Employees who are on paid sick leave and who are paid on a basis other than time, will be entitled to the regular rate of wages.
  • Employees engaged in multi-employer employment are eligible for paid sick leave. 
  • Employers are allowed to administer paid sick leave on the basis of either a fiscal year or a calendar year.
  • Employers will be required to keep certain records related to each period of paid sick leave.
  • Employers must count paid sick leave toward the employee’s hours worked during an averaging period.


You are invited to join information sessions.

To learn more about the new legislation, regulatory provisions, and guidance documents prior to the coming into force date of December 1, 2022, we encourage you to join a virtual information session through Microsoft Teams, available in English or French:

  • French session: November 15 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST
  • English session: November 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST

 If you wish to attend these sessions, please use the following links at the appointed meeting time:

 For more information, see available online guidance documents:



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