You may occasionally need time off due to illness or injury, medical appointments or ill family members.
Paid Sick Time is a benefit used for the occasional day off due to:
- Personal, intermittent illness or medical emergency (lasting one, two or three scheduled workdays or scheduled shifts)
- Attending medical or dental appointments
- Recovering from personal illness or injury
- Caring for a sick family member* or taking them to medical or dental appointments
- Attending to the education or care of a child in your care, or attending to family responsibilities
- Monitoring your symptoms or awaiting test results
- Other reasons as outlined by Employment Standard Act
*Family members are defined as:
- Your spouse
- Your or your spouse’s parent, stepparent or foster parent
- Your or your spouse’s child, stepchild or foster child
- A child under your or your spouse’s legal guardianship
- Your brother, stepbrother, sister or stepsister
- Your or your spouse’s grandparent, step-grandparent, grandchild or step-grandchild
- Your brother-in-law, step-brother-in-law, sister-in-law or step-sister-in-law
- Your or your spouse’s son-in-law or daughter-in-law
- Your or your spouse’s uncle or aunt
- Your or your spouse’s nephew or niece
- The spouse of your grandchild, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece
- A person who considers you to be like a family member, provided the prescribed conditions, if any, are met
If you are a salaried partner, you accrue Sick Time from your date of hire and are eligible to use it.
If you are an hourly partner, you are eligible for Sick & Family Care Days. See the FAQ on Partner Hub for more information.
For Current Starbucks Partners
For more information on how to request Sick Time, responsibilities and exclusions see the Partner Hub.
The information on this page is for partners in Canada. Select your location below.