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Canada Labour Code

Version of section 206 from 2012-12-14 to 2017-12-02:

Marginal note:Entitlement to leave

  •  (1) Every employee who

    • (a) has completed six consecutive months of continuous employment with an employer, and

    • (b) provides her employer with a certificate of a qualified medical practitioner certifying that she is pregnant

    is entitled to and shall be granted a leave of absence from employment of up to seventeen weeks, which leave may begin not earlier than eleven weeks prior to the estimated date of her confinement and end not later than seventeen weeks following the actual date of her confinement.

  • Marginal note:Extension of period — child in hospital

    (2) If, during the period of 17 weeks following the date of confinement, the child who was born is hospitalized, the period is extended by the number of weeks during which the child is hospitalized.

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (3) An extension under subsection (2) must not result in the period being longer than 52 weeks.

  • R.S., 1985, c. L-2, s. 206
  • R.S., 1985, c. 9 (1st Supp.), s. 10
  • 1993, c. 42, s. 26
  • 2012, c. 27, s. 3

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