Policy Statement

The City of Toronto provides up to two days paid leave of absence for employees who become Canadian citizens


This policy applies to all non-union city employees


The city provides up to two days of paid leave for an employee to become a Canadian citizen. One day is provided for attendance at citizenship court, provided that the ceremony takes place during an employee’s normal working hours.

Employees must advise their executive director/general manager/division head or designate of the date they will be going to citizenship court and provide proof of their attendance.


Employees must inform their executive directors/general managers/division head or designate in writing, of the dates of the examination and citizenship court.

Employees may be required to provide supporting documentation if requested.

Approved by

Senior Management Team

Date Approved

July 29, 1999