Don’t lose your personal leave!

To: All PIPSC Members at Environment & Climate Change Canada & Impact Assessment Agency of Canada

Dear colleagues and friends,

Each fiscal year, you are entitled to take 2 full days of Personal Leave, but you cannot bank or carry-over any portion of this leave to the next fiscal year. Please ensure that you book your leave, with enough notice, before March 31, 2021.

Personal leave

Subject to operational requirements as determined by the Employer and with an advance notice of at least five (5) working days, the employee shall be granted, in each fiscal year, fifteen (15) hours of leave with pay for reasons of a personal nature. This leave can be taken in periods of seven decimal five (7.5) hours or three decimal seven five (3.75) hours each.

The leave will be scheduled at times convenient to both the employee and the Employer. Nevertheless, the Employer shall make every reasonable effort to grant the leave at such times as the employee may request.

Please check your Collective Agreement for the specific clause (CP Group Clause 17.22-b; CS Group Clause 17.18; NR Group Clause 17.20-b; RE Group Clause 18.20-b; SP Group Clause 17.20-b.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or comments.

Stay safe, stay well!


Waheed Khan

President, National Consultation Team