Compassionate care benefits begin

Federal government's compassionate care leave benefits now let workers take time off to care for dying family members
||Last Updated: 04/26/2004


anadians returning to work this week came back to more compassionate workplaces.

That’s because the federal government’s new compassionate care benefits came into force on Jan. 4, 2004. Employees can now take time off work, collecting Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, to care for a family member who is gravely ill.