Job protection for those who protect Canada

Sask., Man. join N.S. in guaranteeing reservists’ jobs
By Carly Foster
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/19/2007

Job protection for volunteer, part-time soldiers is coming to the forefront as Canada’s role in Afghanistan shows no sign of slowing down.

Saskatchewan and Manitoba will soon join Nova Scotia in mandating that employers hold reservists’ jobs if they volunteer for a tour of duty.

“Saskatchewan is home to approximately 900 reservists whose willingness to provide this important volunteer service deserves our support,” said Labour Minister David Forbes. “As a result of this amendment, these men and women will be able to fulfill their duty, confident of the fact that when they return home their jobs will be waiting for them.”