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Employment Insurance Regulations

Version of section 66 from 2013-06-09 to 2017-12-02:


 An Enhanced Cumulative Paid Sick Leave shall meet the following requirements:

  • (a) the plan must satisfy all the requirements of section 65, except the requirements of paragraph 65(b), subparagraph 65(c)(i) and paragraphs 65(e) and (f);

  • (b) the plan must credit an insured person covered by the plan, after the completion of the period referred to in subparagraph 63(a)(i) or after the accumulation of the number of hours referred to in subparagraph 63(a)(ii), with one and two thirds or more days of paid sick leave for each subsequent full month of active employment, of which at least one and two thirds days per month are available only for the insured person’s illness or injury, while the insured person remains at home because of pregnancy or to care for a child or children referred to in subsection 23(1) of the Act or while the insured person is providing care or support to a family member referred to in subsection 23.1(2) of the Act or to a critically ill child;

  • (c) notwithstanding paragraph (b), the plan may allow the paid sick leave credit referred to in that paragraph to be prorated in relation to the total period of active employment in a month;

  • (d) the days of paid sick leave available only in respect of the insured person’s illness or injury, while the insured person remains at home because of pregnancy or to care for a child or children referred to in subsection 23(1) of the Act, or while the insured person is providing care or support to a family member referred to in subsection 23.1(2) of the Act or to a critically ill child, that are not used for those purposes, must be accumulated at the rate prescribed in paragraphs (b) and (c), and the maximum number of days of paid sick leave that may be so accumulated is not less than 125 working days; and

  • (e) subject to the elimination period referred to in paragraph 63(b), benefits are payable under the plan with respect to the insured person's illness or injury until the earliest of

    • (i) the end of a period of at least 125 working days during which the benefits are paid,

    • (ii) the end of the period of incapacity due to the illness or injury,

    • (iii) the exhaustion of all accumulated paid sick leave,

    • (iv) the date the insured person retires, and

    • (v) the date of the insured person's separation from employment for any reason other than illness or injury, where notice of the separation was given before the onset of the illness or the occurrence of the injury.

  • SOR/2003-393, s. 13
  • SOR/2013-102, s. 17
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