Legislated military leave for reservists

Eligible employees can take leave from their civilian work for military deployments and training. All employees in Canada are covered by federal, provincial, or territorial labour codes depending on which sector they work in.

Across Canada, each labour code has military leave provisions for reservists, including:

To learn how to request military leave, visit Get support from your civilian employer.

Military leave provisions by location

Organization-specific military leave

Some employers and schools provide military leave through internal policies and/or provisions in collective agreements. Talk to your human resources, student affairs, or union representative for more information. You can also learn more about creating a military leave policy for your organization.

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