Which leaves you can buy back

Learn about the types of leaves for which you can buy back service.

You may be able to buy service for the time you were away from work on an approved leave.

You may be eligible to buy service for the following types of leave:

  • Maternity
  • Parental
  • Adoption
  • Compassionate care
  • Care and nurturing
  • Self-funded
  • Personal (up to 10 days)
  • Disappearance of child
  • Death of child
  • Critical illness or injury leave
  • Leave respecting domestic or sexual violence
  • Other

Only the birth mother can buy maternity leaves. Either the birth mother or father can buy parental leaves. Either adoptive parent can buy adoption leaves.

If you are on an approved long-term disability leave, you will continue to receive pensionable and contributory service while on leave. You do not need to buy this service.