Renseignements en français

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A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

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Service Leave

Service leave relates to any military leave or citizenship leave. This includes reserve force, nomination/election leave, candidate/public office leave, and citizenship ceremony leave.

To view a summary of these leaves, please review the Employment Leaves Quick Reference - Service.

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1. Nomination/Election and Candidate/Public Office Leave

An employee seeking or holding public office may be eligible for Nomination/Election and Candidate/Public Office leave. Nomination/Election and Candidate/Public Office leaves are unpaid, job-protected leaves for as many days as required.

An employee must have worked with the employer for at least 13 weeks to be eligible for this leave. Written notice must be provided to the employer four weeks before the leave begins. The employee must also notify the employer four weeks prior to their return date on when they will be returning.

Upon returning, an employee is entitled to return to the same job if the employment leave is for 60 days or less. If the leave is longer than 60 days, the employee can be reinstated to a comparable job. The employee must receive the same wage and benefits as before the leave.

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2. Reserve Force Leave

Employees who are military reservists are entitled to a reasonable period of leave for service with the reserve force. The leave covers training and active service. Active service would include a regular deployment or a deployment in response to an emergency. Reserve Force leave is unpaid, job-protected leave for as many days as required.

An employee must have worked with the employer for at least 13 weeks to be eligible for this leave. Written notice must be provided to the employer as soon as possible before the leave begins. The employee must also notify the employer as soon as possible of their anticipated period of service. The employer may also ask the employee to provide confirmation from a reserve force official of the employee's reserve force status, and the anticipated period of service.

Upon returning, an employee is entitled to return to the same job if the employment leave is for 60 days or less. If the leave is longer than 60 days, the employee can be reinstated to a comparable job. The employee must receive at least the same wage and benefits as before the leave.

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3. Citizenship Ceremony Leave

Employees who have worked with an employer for at least 13 weeks and who are a new Canadian citizen, are eligible for one day of Citizenship Ceremony leave. Employees must provide notice to the employer as soon as possible before the leave.

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