Ontario Creating Job-Protected Leave for Injured Military Reservists

New Job Protection for Injured Military Reservists

Of the Canadian 40,000 soldiers deployed in Afghanistan, nearly 1 in 7 developed a mental injury attributed to trauma from their mission.

MPP Caroline Mulroney thanks all those who serve or who have served in the Canadian Armed Forces. These brave men and women put their lives on hold to protect our freedom. They deserve the peace of mind that their job will not only be protected when they’re away but also should they need time to recover.

The government is working for workers by introducing new legislation that would guarantee military reservists can return to their civilian jobs after deployment, even if they need additional time off to recover from physical or mental injuries.

In addition, Ontario would be among the first province in Canada to provide job-protection to reservists who respond and deploy to domestic emergencies immediately after starting a new job.

These changes would make reservists eligible for job-protected leave when deploying abroad or upgrading their military skills after just two months – as opposed to the current three.

We’re building on the ground-breaking actions we took in our Working for Workers Acts, 2021 and 2022, that are already helping millions of people.

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