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Critical illness leave

Critical illness leave is unpaid job-protected leave of absence of up to 37 weeks in relation to a critically ill minor child, or 17 weeks in relation to a critically ill adult within a 52-week period.

An employee with 6 months of service can take a Critical illness leave to provide care or support to a critically ill child or adult for whom a qualified health practitioner has issued a certificate stating:
  • that the minor child is a critically ill minor child, or the adult is a critically ill adult who requires the care or support of one or more family members, and
  • sets out the period during which the minor child or adult requires the care or support.

The University may ask the employee to provide a medical notification; forward it to Human Resources as soon as possible.

For more information, please visit the Critical Illness Leave web page of the Ontario Ministry of Labour.