Sick Time

BMO supports your health and well-being by providing paid time off if you need to miss work because you or an eligible family member are sick, injured or have a medical or dental appointment.

Full-time employees receive 80 hours of sick time per year. Part-time employees receive a prorated amount of sick time based on their standard hours scheduled per week.

Your paid sick time can be used for:

  • Illness
  • Injury
  • Doctor appointments
  • Dentist appointments
  • Unpaid waiting period for Short Term Disability (STD)
  • Unpaid Family Medical Leave, Maternity Leave and Parental Leave
  • Safe time
  • When your dependent child’s place of care or school is closed by public health officials or due to a health-related concern
  • Other reasons as defined in an applicable legislative mandate

New to BMO

In your year of hire, your sick time hours will be determined based on your start date. See the Sick Time Operating Procedure (accessible only from the BMO network) for more details.

Sick time & STD

If an illness or injury requires you to be off work for more than 10 days, apply for Short Term Disability (STD) to continue receiving your pay and benefits. If you want to be paid during the 10-day waiting period before STD benefits begin, you many use available sick time.

Need assistance?

Call the Human Resources Centre

Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT