The Bereavement Leave allows employees time off in the event of the death of an immediate family member.


• All employees are entitled to a bereavement leave of absence of up to ten (10) calendar days in the event of the death of an immediate family member (see chart below for list of qualifying immediate family member). Only the first three (3) days of this leave will be paid.
• The leave may begin on the day the death occurs and end six (6) weeks after the latest of the days on which the funeral, burial or memorial service of the immediate family member occurs.
• The leave can be taken in one (1) or two (2) periods in increment of at least one (1) day.


  1. To request for the Bereavement Leave you will need to contact the Attendance Line 1-844-224-0113.
  2. You will need to provide;
    – Your full name:
    – Employee#:
    – Start and end date of the leave:
    – The full name of the family member
    – The relationship of dying or deceased (please view the chart “Immediate Family Member” above)
  3. The company might request additional information or proof:
    – The name of the hospital or residence, as well as the attending physician’s name, address and phone number. or
    – The name, address and phone number of the memorial or funeral home, along with the date of the memorial or funeral.

    Proof of bereavement/imminent death includes:
    – a copy of the death certificate
    – the funeral director’s statement
    – Coroner’s statement
    – Registration issued by a provincial government
    – A letter from the treating physician on official letterhead and/or a prescription pad which clearly defines the situation as one of imminent death of the immediate family member

NOTE: In the situation where the deceased individual is not an immediate family member (e.g., a guardian), permission for the bereavement leave will be at the Branch’s discretion. In order to make the request, the employee needs send an email from their company email to Dong Won (Bunker/Workforce Planning Manager) with the detail above in Step 2.

Unifor CA Article 11.08.04 – Additional leave without pay up to a maximum of fifteen (15) days consecutive.


Whether it’s the death of a loved one or a life-threatening illness, bereavement travel is designed to help you get where you need to be.

Eligibility: Applies to active employees of Air Canada (AC), AC Rouge, ACV, and FASCO, as well as their registered spouse, common-law partner, and dependent children.

No minimum service is required.

To be eligible, active employees must be;
– Permanent full-time
– Permanent part-time
– Temporary full-time


Bereaved Families of Ontario is a province wide organization dedicated to bereavement support through self-help and mutual aid.