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Leave & Time Off

Vacation Leave

Find out how vacation entitlement is determined and how much time you’ve got and start making your plans!

Sick Leave

If you’re having health issues that impair your ability to work, this section will help you navigate your next steps.

Special Leave

Special leave is available to cover unique situations that require special attention during work hours. Learn how Special Leave is earned and how to use it.

Winter Bonus Days

GNWT employees may be entitled to extra days of leave when taking vacation leave. Find out more about the Winter Bonus Days.

Maternity, Parental, & Adoption Leave

All the information you need so you can focus on this special time with your new child.

Deferred Salary Leave Program

Stash some cash for some serious time off - up to one year! This program makes it easy to save up and live work-free (for a while, at least).

Mandatory Leave

Read about the Mandatory Leave Days available to GNWT employees.

Statutory Holidays

See a list of statutory holidays for the NWT.

Education Leave

The GNWT recognizes the need for continuing support of employee educational development. Learn more about the GNWT’s Education leave.