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What’s this engagement about?

Government is developing paid sick leave for employees in B.C., so they are able to stay home when sick or injured, without losing wages, for a set number of days each year. The new model will come into effect on January 1, 2022.

Phase One – now complete – used surveys that sought input from workers and employers on their current paid sick leave programs and on what they would like to see in a province-wide model.

Phase Two has now begun. Informed by the results of the surveys, an Options Paper has been developed which presents a range of possible models for the new paid sick leave entitlement.

Engagement timeline:

Phase 1: Surveys were open from August 5 to September 14, 2021.

Phase 2: Options Paper has now been posted for public until October 25, 2021.