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S.M. 2010, c. 51

Bill 10, 5th Session, 39th Legislature

The Employment Standards Code Amendment Act (Leave for Citizenship Ceremonies)

(Assented to December 9, 2010)

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

C.C.S.M. c. E110 amended


The Employment Standards Code is amended by this Act.


The following is added after section 59.6 and before the centred heading that follows it:


Unpaid leave for citizenship ceremony


An employee who has been employed for at least 30 days may take up to four hours of unpaid leave to attend a citizenship ceremony to receive a certificate of citizenship, as provided for under the Citizenship Act (Canada) and regulations made under that Act.

Notice to employer


Before taking a leave under this section, the employee must give the employer at least 14 days' notice or, if it is not possible for the employee to give 14 days' notice, as much notice as is reasonable and practicable in the circumstances.  If requested by the employer, the employee must provide evidence of his or her entitlement to the leave.

Coming into force


This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.