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Seanf122 said:Okay, So basically what I've gathered from this link (which was exactly what I was looking for by the way..Thanks!) is that to go on course and be paid for it from my employer is to request vacation for the the time that I'm away on course. If I need additional time off it will be without pay!
Has anyone (or know of anyone) that had issues with their employers NOT approving vacation time to go away to operations or Training? How was it resolved?
That is considering that you get paid vacation. I know of plenty of people who have had employers not approve vacation time when it is requested but its usually more of a coordination issue then a jab against the employee going on a military course. My dads autoparts plant shuts down for three weeks at the start of the summer and does not allow vacation for the remainder of the summer months so that they have the staff to operate. If a reservist working there wanted to take time at the end of the summer instead then the plant would have an issue with that. Compassionate or medical reasons aside of course.
At the end of the day, the availability of vacation time that can be coordinated with any reserve course you may be selected for and the likelihood of getting additional time off, paid or unpaid, is really between you and your employer. As someone pointed out though, some provinces have certain protections in place re job security when deployed but again, it's unique to the province involved at this time.