Contract Employee Vacation and Sick Leave

Vacation credits cannot be accumulated from year to year other than in exceptional circumstances.  Any such exceptions are subject to prior supervisory approval.

All non-union employees commence accruing vacation and sick leave in the month of their date of hire.

* Refer to individual employee letter of offer for specific details.


  • 1.25 days per month to be used before the end of contract.
  • 1.67 days per month after 8 years of completed full-time, uninterrupted service (12 months per year) and full-time (35 hours per week)

Sick leave: 

  • 1.5 days per month to maximum of 120 days.  (Previous to 1 January 2008 contract employees earned 1 day per month).