British Columbia’s government says it has expanded job-protected leave for Canadian military reserve forces in the province to cover leave for military training.
The leave expansion was announced Thursday by BC Premier Christy Clark at Canadian Forces Base Comox on Vancouver Island.
The change will allow reservists unpaid leave from their civilian jobs for up to 20 days-per-year for training activities, according to BC’s government. The government noted that unpaid leave for reservists is already provided for, if:
- reservists are deployed outside of Canada;
- engaged in pre- or post- deployment activities either inside or outside Canada, or
- deployed to a domestic operation dealing with an emergency.