Adoption and birth


  • You are entitled to 5 days of leave. The first two days of this leave are paid no matter the length of your uninterrupted service.
  • This leave must be taken within 15 days of the child's arrival at your home.
  • You must notify your employer of your absence as soon as possible

In case of disagreement

Check your rights

Make sure that you know your rights well by consulting the section What the Act says.


Meet with your employer

Plan a meeting with your employer to clarify the situation and, wherever possible, to resolve the problem.

This approach often makes it possible to settle the problem and to avoid having to file a complaint with the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail. It is in your interest and that of your employer.


File a complaint

If necessary, get in touch with the Service des renseignements for more information.

If the steps taken have not produced the desired results, file your complaint as soon as possible to avoid losing your rights.