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Proposed changes to Canadian maternity and parental leave

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Issue file
Childcare Resource and Research Unit
Publication Date: 
19 Oct 2016


The Childcare Resource and Research Unit has created a new Issue File to inform discussion about maternity and parental leave.  The Government of Canada has recently released a discussion paper and online consultation materials for considering two new options for eligible Canadians who are off work to care for a newborn or a newly adopted child, in addition to the current possibility option of a combined 12 months of maternity and parental benefits.  

The purpose of this Issue File is to inform discussion about the kinds of changes to maternity and parental leave that would support families and women. The list of resources (all available online) is a preliminary one. We will add additional resources as they become available.

The File also contains an attached table on Canadian and Quebec Family Leave Benefits which provides an overview of type, length and payment caps on family benefits in Canada. 

Please find the new file in the Issue file section of our website or access it through this page. 

fact sheet
Entered Date: 
19 Oct 2016
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