Let's Talk About LEAVES

Part I Addendum

At a Glance Chart - Maternity and Parental


Please review this chart together with our discussion on this topic on Let's Talk About Leaves - Part I. Maternity and Parental.


Province to province comparison on maternity and parental leaves across Canada:


Length of continuous employent to be eligible Pregnancy Leave (weeks) Parental Leave (weeks)
Earliest start before due date Length of leave Length of leave
Alberta 52 weeks 12 15 37
British Columbia 11 17 35 for the pregnant employee; or 37 for other parents
Manitoba 7 months 17 17 37
New Brunswick 11 17 37
Newfoundland and Labrador 20 weeks 17 17 35
Northwest Territories 12 months 17 17 37
Nova Scotia 1 year 16 17 35 for the pregnancy employee; or 52 for other parents
Nunavut 12 months 17 17 37
Ontario 13 weeks 17 17 35
Prince Edward Island 20 weeks 11 17 35 for birth parents, but, 52 for adoptive parents
Quebec 18 52
Saskatchewan 13 weeks 12 18 for pregnant and adoptive parents; 34 for employees who have taken pregnancy or adoptive leave; 37 for other parents who have not;
Yukon 12 months 17 37