Ask the Expertdo employees get paid for compassionate leave in bc by the government?
Kate Roche asked 2 months ago

I am wondering if there is any government provision i.e. EI or other given to employees who have to take compassionate leave to care for a family member? 

1 Answers
Glenn Demby Staff answered 2 months ago

No. As in just about all jurisdictions, compassionate care leave under the BC Employment Standards Act is unpaid. Of course, employers can always provide more generous benefits if they choose or via negotiation of a collective agreement covering union employees. Here’s some BC Govt guidance that may help: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/employment-business/employment-standards-advice/employment-standards/forms-resources/igm/esa-part-6-section-52-1 

Kate Roche replied 2 months ago

So I found out there is caregiving Benefit that they can apply for so really the response should be yes: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/caregiving.html