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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 will begin September 22. Informed by the results of the surveys, an Options Paper is now being developed which will present a range of possible models for the new paid sick leave entitlement.

Engagement timeline: Surveys were open from August 5 to September 14, 2021. The Options Paper will be available from September 22 to October 31, 2021.