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Resident doctors are entitled to paid leave to attend educational events relevant to their academic program at their discretion, with their Program Director's and PGME Assistant Dean's approval. Residents have a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 12 educational leave days per academic year, inclusive of travel time. 

Resident doctors are expected to provide a report on their educational activity to their colleagues and Program Director.

Education leave days are not to be used for program mandated training days. Program mandated training is part of the regular paid work day, and no leave is required.

Education leave days are not considered days available for call and should be subtracted from the total number of days available for call when calculating call maximums.

Submit your leave request form

Please speak with the Program Administrative Assistant to ensure you have the correct leave request form for your program, as each program has different forms.

Collective Bargaining Agreement

13.4 Education Leave

Article 13.4

Residents shall be entitled to paid leave to attend educational events at their discretion, which are relevant to their academic program, recommended by their Program Director and approved by the Assistant Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education. The leave available shall be a minimum of seven (7) and a maximum of twelve (12) calendar days per year inclusive of travel time and shall not accumulate from year to year. Residents approved for Education Leave shall be expected to provide a report on their educational activity to their colleagues and Program Director.

Article 9.11 Limitations of Work Periods

Article 9.11

Vacation time, sick leave and leave of absence for any purpose shall not be regarded as time available for on-call duty periods; rather, the number of duty periods shall be prorated to the number of days actually worked. (Article 12.0)