Different types of leaves are available to employees, based on role. Please select your role below for more information.
Professional Development Leave for Academic and Administrative Employees
Intended for academic and administrative employees, Professional Development Leave is relief from college duties for a period of up to 12 months. The purpose of the leave is to pursue college-approved academic, technical, industrial or other pursuits where such activities will enhance the ability of the employee upon return to the college.
conditions for eligibility (pdf) for academic and administrative leave.
To apply, please submit the
Professional Development Leave form (pdf)
Developmental Leave for Support Staff
Intended for support staff, a Developmental Leave is relief from college duties usually for a period of one to 12 months. The purpose of the leave is to pursue developmental activities to further academic or technical skills where such activities will enhance the ability of the employee upon return to the college.
This program is open to support staff employees who have been full time employees of the college for a period of not less than six years.
To apply, submit a written statement to
Human Resources, with a copy to the applicant's supervisor which contains:
- a detailed statement about the nature of the proposed leave,
- the perceived benefit to the college, and
- the perceived benefit to the employee.
The submission must be received at least six months prior to the commencement of the leave.
It is clearly understood the college may grant a Developmental Leave to support staff with pay, without pay, or in some combination thereof, at its sole discretion. Potential applicants are advised to consult Article 9.3 of the Collective Agreement (pdf) for specific details regarding these leaves.
Successful applicants must return to the college for a period of at least one year following the end of the leave.
For more information, please contact Human Resources.