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Workers may have be absent from work sometimes because of certain life events. They are entitled to leave and their employment relationship is protected during their absence. The leave may be with or without pay.

In Québec, workers are entitled to statutory general holidays.
Workers, whether full time or part time, are entitled to a vacation each year and an indemnity.
A worker may be absent from work because of an illness or accident that may or may not be related to their work.
Certain personal events are not covered by the Loi sur les normes du travail.