Compassionate Care Leave
Compassionate care benefits are Employment Insurance (EI) benefits paid to people who have to be away from work temporarily. These people provide care or support to a family member who is gravely ill and who has a significant risk of death within 26 weeks (six months).
A maximum of 26 weeks of compassionate care benefits may be paid to eligible people. For more information, including how to apply for compassionate leave benefits, visit the Government of Canada website.