Nova Scotia has rolled out a new leave to allow employees to attend their citizenship ceremony.
The new protected leave, contained in the Labour Standards Code, gives employees in the province the right to take time off work to attend the ceremony.
The unpaid leave is for up to one day, or less if the employee chooses, according to the government of Nova Scotia.
If possible, employees must give their employer 14 days notice they plan to take the leave. If this is not possible, they must give as much notice as reasonably possible, the province said.
If the employer asks, the employee must provide evidence they are attending their citizenship ceremony on a particular day, such as the notice to appear sent by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
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