The Government of Canada has announced that the final regulations on paid medical leave (10-paid sick days) have been registered and made available on Canada.ca. The regulations have been made available online in advance of their official publication in the Canada Gazette, Part II (scheduled for November 23, 2022). The regulations, along with the legislation, will come into force on December 1, 2022.
While both CTA has been actively engaged on this issue for over one year, the Government of Canada has now made its final decision on the implementation of paid medical leave. This is a permanent change to the Canada Labour Code and will apply to all private sector federally regulated companies, including trucking companies.
The final Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under the Canada Labour Code (Medical Leave with Pay) outline essential elements of the new paid sick leave provisions, including how days are accumulated, how to deal with employees who are paid on a basis other than time, record keeping, and other key requirements. To assist in helping companies get ready, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) held two information sessions last week (November 15 and 16).
On Tuesday November 29 (English) and Wednesday November 30, 2022 (French), ESDC will be hosting follow-up technical sessions to walk employers through key aspects of these new regulations. You can participate by clicking the appropriate link below at the appropriate time. Note, the information presented in this session will be very similar to the information provided in the sessions on the 15th and 16th. Participants are encouraged to login early to ensure they get a seat.
CTA and provincial association are invited to join these information sessions to learn more about the new legislation, regulatory provisions, and guidance documents prior to the coming into force date of December 1, 2022. We encourage you to join one of our virtual information sessions through Microsoft Teams, available in English or French:
- English session: November 29 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST
- French session: November 30 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST
If you wish to attend these sessions, please use the following links at the appointed meeting time: