New Brunswick
Teachers’ Association

The NBTA is a professional organization that serves its 6,000 teacher members and promotes the value of publicly funded education in New Brunswick.

Leaves

There are a variety of reasons for a which member may take a leave from work.  Click below to learn more.

The Deferred Salary Leave Plan (DSLP) is an agreement between the New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the New Brunswick Teachers’ Federation, which enables teachers to plan and finance a leave of absence by regularly investing a portion of their pre-tax salary for a specified period, up to a maximum of six (6) years prior to the leave. The deferred salary, together with the earned interest, is then repaid to the participant during the period of leave. The deadline for applications is February 28 of each year. Learn more about deferred salary leaves here.

 

Have questions? Contact the NBTA Staff Officer - Teacher Welfare Services.

Each year, a number of education leaves are awarded to teachers for the purpose of retraining, specialization, or professional growth. Consult the regulations or application form for the specific deadline date.

Have questions? Contact the Contact the NBTA Deputy Executive Director.

A leave of absence with or without pay could be taken for a variety of reasons under Article 35.02 of the Collective Agreement.

 

Have questions? Contact the NBTA Staff Officer - Teacher Welfare Services or NBTF staff

In case of pregnancy, a teacher shall be entitled to thirty (30) teaching days leave at full pay and such days shall not be deducted from accumulated sick leave. She shall be granted on request additional weeks of unpaid maternity leave so that the entire period of paid and unpaid maternity leave may be extended to twenty-one (21) weeks.

 

A teacher shall be granted on request thirty-seven (37) weeks of unpaid parental leave. If both parents are teachers, the thirty-seven (37) week parental leave may be taken by one parent or shared by the two parents as long as the maximum leave period does not exceed thirty-seven (37) weeks. In the case of the birth mother, the parental leave must be consecutive to the maternity leave. If the other parent intends to take parental leave, four (4) weeks written notice shall be given to the Employer of the commencement date and duration of the leave. In addition, on the occasion of the birth of a child, the other parent shall be granted on request five (5) teaching days leave with pay which could be taken separately from any parental leave taken pursuant to this article. The parental leave must be taken within 21 calendar days of the birth of the child.

 

Have questions? Contact NBTF Labour Relations Officer – Monique Caissie

A teacher adopting a child shall be entitled to ten (10) teaching days leave at full pay which said days shall not be deducted from accumulated sick leave. A teacher shall be granted on request additional weeks of unpaid adoption leave so that the entire period of paid and unpaid adoption leave may be extended to thirty-seven (37) weeks. It is understood that the paid adoption leave may be taken at any time during the thirty-seven (37) week period. If both adopting parents are teachers, the total amount of paid leave and unpaid leave taken by either one or both of them together shall not exceed thirty-seven (37) weeks. It is understood that the thirty-seven (37) week adoption leave is available anytime during which the adopted child arrives in the employee’s care and custody and shall not end later than fifty-two (52) weeks after that date.

 

Have questions? Contact NBTF Labour Relations Officer – Monique Caissie

Once teachers are within five (5) years of their earliest eligibility for retirement, they have the option to use some or all of their retirement allowance (max 125 days) pre-retirement leave prior to their retirement. 

 

Have questions? Contact the NBTA Staff Officer - Teacher Welfare Services.

A teacher may need to use paid sick leave due to an illness.

 

Have questions? Contact the NBTA Staff Officer - Teacher Welfare Services or NBTF staff.

A teacher may need to take a leave to look after a sick family member.

 

Have questions? Contact the NBTA Staff Officer - Teacher Welfare Services or NBTF staff

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