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Average Paid and Unpaid Sick Leave Usage by Organization

Organization 2009-2010 2010-2011 Average 2011-2012 Average
Avg. Paid Sick Days Used Avg. Unpaid Sick Days Used Total Avg. Sick Days Used (Paid and Unpaid) Avg. Paid Sick Days Used Avg. Unpaid Sick Days Used Total Avg. Sick Days Used (Paid and Unpaid) Avg. Paid Sick Days Used Avg. Unpaid Sick Days Used Total Avg. Sick Days Used (Paid and Unpaid)
Canada Border Services Agency 12.9 4.9 17.9 13.2 5.4 18.6 13.5 5.6 19.1
Correctional Service of Canada 14.6 6.8 21.4 14.0 6.6 20.6 14.6 6.6 21.2
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 9.1 6.1 15.3 8.6 5.8 14.3 9.0 5.1 14.0
Citizenship and Immigration Canada 11.2 1.9 13.1 11.3 2.1 13.5 11.3 2.7 14.0
Fisheries and Oceans Canada 11.2 11.7 22.9 11.5 11.5 23.0 9.0 9.5 18.5
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada 6.9 3.4 10.3 7.2 3.6 10.8 7.7 3.9 11.5
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada 12.5 7.3 19.8 13.2 7.2 20.4 13.8 7.8 21.6
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada 10.3 7.9 18.3 10.3 7.6 17.9 11.4 7.8 19.3
Industry Canada 10.0 5.2 15.3 10.4 5.3 15.7 10.8 5.2 16.0
Department of Justice Canada 8.9 6.1 14.9 9.8 2.4 12.1 9.9 3.1 13.0
National Defence 11.4 6.1 17.6 11.9 6.4 18.4 11.7 6.9 18.6
Health Canada 10.1 5.1 15.1 10.0 5.0 15.0 9.8 5.4 15.2
Natural Resources Canada 8.1 5.2 13.3 8.9 5.1 14.0 8.8 6.2 15.0
Public Works and Government Services Canada 11.6 4.5 16.1 11.3 4.5 15.8 11.8 6.7 18.5
Environment Canada 7.8 2.8 10.6 8.7 3.1 11.8 9.1 3.4 12.6
Transport Canada 9.8 3.8 13.6 10.3 3.5 13.9 10.5 4.0 14.6
Veterans Affairs Canada 12.4 10.2 22.6 12.4 9.9 22.3 13.3 10.8 24.2
Public Health Agency of Canada 8.2 4.8 13.0 8.8 4.4 13.2 8.7 4.5 13.2
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Civilian Staff) 11.1 5.0 16.1 11.2 5.5 16.6 11.2 6.4 17.6
Statistics Canada 12.1 6.7 18.8 11.4 5.5 16.9 10.7 5.0 15.7
Total 11.3 6.1 17.4 11.5 6.0 17.5 11.6 6.3 17.9

Notes:

  • Paid and unpaid sick leave usage information contains statistical data relating to the 20 largest organizations of the core public administration, for which the Treasury Board is the employer. These organizations represent approximately 86% of the core public administration.
  • Leave statistics include indeterminate status employees, employees with specified terms of greater than or equal to three months, and persons employed on a casual basis.
  • Paid sick leave figures include both certified and uncertified sick leave. Unpaid sick leave figures include both illness and long term disability leave.
  • Persons appointed by the Governor in Council, ministerial staff, census-takers, investigators, federal judges, deputy ministers, members of the Canadian Forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, employees locally engaged outside Canada and persons not required to work more than one third of the normal period are not included.
  • For the Correctional Service of Canada: the Correctional Services (CX) occupational group, due to the nature of their work and through their collective bargaining agreements, are entitled to two additional paid sick leave days per year.