Family (Maternity) Leave

Federal & provincial payroll requirements and entitlements for family or maternity leave.

  Length of Family Leave (in weeks)
  Maternity Parental Adoption
BC 17 35-37 37
Alberta 16 371 37
Saskatchewan 18 34-37 18
Manitoba 17 37 37
Ontario 17 35-371 37
Quebec 18 52 52
New Brunswick 17 37 37
Nova Scotia 17 35-52 52
PEI 17 35-52 52
Newfoundland 17 52 35
Yukon 17 37 37
NWT 17 37 37
Nunavut 17 37 37
Federal 17 371 37

  1. Extended leave of 61-63 weeks is available with prorated EI benefits