Paid leave could be coming for City workers in the Canadian Army Reserves in Brampton

Published June 26, 2023 at 10:37 am

Bucharest, Romania - December 1, 2018: Details with the uniform and flag of Canadian soldiers taking part at the Romanian National Day military parade.

Brampton is looking to give more support to City employees who are members of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves with paid leave.

The City could be shaking up its time off policies for members of the Reserves with paid leave and non-monetary benefits while taking time off from work for military duties. The move would be a change from the current unpaid leave already offered to reservists under the Employment Standards Act.

If approved, the new Reservist Leave Policy would give all City employees in the reserves ten days of paid leave and 30 days of benefits for applicable dependents to secure benefits through the Department of National Defence.

City staff said greenlighting the program would have “minimal financial implications” based on the current number of known
employees who would be eligible and did not provide details on how many staffers are in the reserves.

The proposed policy will go to Brampton City Council on Wednesday.

Brampton is home to a company of The Lorne Scots Regiment which trains one weekend per month from September to June and on Thursday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.. Full-time summer employment is also available from May to August.

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