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Second Session, Forty-third Parliament,

69-70 Elizabeth II, 2020-2021


An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (bereavement leave)

June 29, 2021

BILL C-220


This enactment amends the Canada Labour Code to extend, by five unpaid days, the period of bereavement leave to which an employee is entitled and to expand eligibility for the leave to include employees who, at the time a family member dies, are on compassionate care leave or leave related to critical illness in respect of the deceased person.

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69-70 Elizabeth II


An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (bereavement leave)

[Assented to 29th June, 2021]

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

R.‍S.‍, c. L-2

Canada Labour Code

1Subsection 210(1) of the Canada Labour Code is replaced by the following:

Employee entitled

210(1)Every employee is entitled to and shall be granted, in the event of the death of a member of their immediate family or a family member in respect of whom the employee is, at the time of the death, on leave under section 206.‍3 or 206.‍4, a leave of absence from employment of up to 10 days that may be taken during the period that begins on the day on which the death occurs and ends six weeks after the latest of the days on which any funeral, burial or memorial service of the deceased person occurs.

Coming into Force

Three months after royal assent

2This Act comes into force on the day that, in the third month after the month in which it receives royal assent, has the same calendar number as the day on which it receives royal assent or, if that third month has no day with that number, the last day of that third month.

Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons

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