The information on this page is for regular employees. If you’re a SelectTime or seasonal employee, visit the benefits site for you.

Leaves of Absence

If you're having a baby, injured or caring for a family member, you may need to be away from work. Each of the leaves outlined below have specific details on eligibility, pay and job protection, and the process you must follow to report and manage your leave. For more information, go to Insight.

Critical Illness

You are eligible to take a leave to provide care or support for a critically ill family member. Service requirements must be met.

  • Alberta: 36 weeks for a child, 16 weeks for an adult
  • Ontario: 37 weeks for a child, 17 weeks for an adult

This leave is unpaid. However, you may be eligible to receive benefits through Service Canada.

Family Caregiver & Compassionate Care

You are eligible for up to 27 weeks (British Columbia), 27 weeks (Alberta) or 12 weeks (Quebec) of leave to provide care for a family​​ member with a serious medical condition or significant risk of death. In Ontario, you are eligible for up to 28 weeks for family medical leave and up to 8 weeks for family caregiver leave.

This leave is unpaid. However, you may be eligible to receive benefits through Service Canada.

Long-Term Illness and Injury

You are eligible to take time off due to illness, injury or quarantine. Service requirements must be met.

This leave is unpaid. However, you may be eligible to receive benefits through Service Canada.

Maternity

Birth mothers are eligible for job-protected leave comprised of:

  • Alberta: 16 weeks of maternity leave and 62 weeks of parental leave
  • British Columbia: 17 weeks of maternity leave and 61 weeks of parental leave
  • Ontario: 17 weeks of maternity leave and 61 weeks of parental leave
  • Quebec: 18 weeks of maternity leave and 52 weeks of parental leave

Maternity and Parental leave must be taken consecutively.

Maternity leave is eligible for a 12 week top-up. The first week is topped up to 100% (to cover the Employment Insurance (EI) waiting period) of your salary. For the following 11 weeks, the EI portion is topped up to equal 100% of your salary.

You may be eligible to receive benefits through Service Canada.

Military

You are eligible for 20 days of leave per year for annual training and as long as necessary to accommodate international operation or domestic emergency.

You will be paid the difference between your base salary (at the time you begin leave) and your military service pay until you return.

Parental

Mother, fathers and/or adoptive parents are eligible for the following amounts of job-protected leave:

  • Alberta: up to 62 weeks of parental leave.
  • British Columbia: up to 61 weeks of parental leave
  • Ontario: up to 63 weeks of parental leave
  • Quebec: up to 52 weeks of parental leave

In Alberta, adoptive parents are eligible for parental leave if the child is under age 18.

This leave is unpaid. However, you may be eligible to receive benefits through Service Canada.

Personal

Personal leaves may be granted at Intuit's sole discretion if you are ineligible for, or have exhausted, all other available leaves. If you have completed 6 months of continuous service, you may be granted a personal leave. If you have completed less than 6 months of continuous, full-time service, you are not eligible for a personal leave. Personal leaves may be granted for a minimum of 10 days and a maximum of 6 months.

This leave is unpaid.