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An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (bereavement leave) (S.C. 2021, c. 17)

Assented to 2021-06-29

An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (bereavement leave)

S.C. 2021, c. 17

Assented to 2021-06-29

An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (bereavement leave)


This enactment amends the Canada Labour Code to extend, by five unpaid days, the period of bereavement leave to which an employee is entitled and to expand eligibility for the leave to include employees who, at the time a family member dies, are on compassionate care leave or leave related to critical illness in respect of the deceased person.

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

R.S., c. L-2Canada Labour Code

 Subsection 210(1) of the Canada Labour Code is replaced by the following:

Marginal note:Employee entitled

  • 210 (1) Every employee is entitled to and shall be granted, in the event of the death of a member of their immediate family or a family member in respect of whom the employee is, at the time of the death, on leave under section 206.3 or 206.4, a leave of absence from employment of up to 10 days that may be taken during the period that begins on the day on which the death occurs and ends six weeks after the latest of the days on which any funeral, burial or memorial service of the deceased person occurs.

Coming into Force

Marginal note:Three months after royal assent

 This Act comes into force on the day that, in the third month after the month in which it receives royal assent, has the same calendar number as the day on which it receives royal assent or, if that third month has no day with that number, the last day of that third month.

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