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Bereavement leave

In the event of a family member’s death, you are entitled to the following days of paid leave:

  • Up to five work days for the death of your mother, father, foster mother, foster father, sister, brother, spouse, child, mother-in-law or father-in-law. Your leave is expected to begin no later than 24 hours from the time of death, except where the funeral is delayed or if you must travel a great distance to attend the funeral.
  • Up to one work day for the death of your sister-in-law or brother-in-law, or your or your spouse’s uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, grandchild or grandparent. If the funeral takes place more than 320 km from Ottawa, you are granted an extra day of paid leave to attend the funeral.