(Closed) How does maternity leave work where you live?

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

From what I have learned, I don’t get paid maternity leave, but I do qualify for FMLA, which as PP stated, protects my position for 12 weeks. My company also offers AFLAC, which is a supplemental income insurance type …thing… I have to be paying into it for 1 year and then when I go on leave after having a baby, AFLAC will pay me during my leave since it counts as “short-term disability.”

My company doesn’t pay me but does hold my position open.

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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@ladybird:  EI will pay you up to a maximum of $900 every two weeks. We struggled beause we have bills and living arrangements based on what I was making, so things were tight. But I wouldn’t take back having the year off to see my little guy grow up!

I’ve also heard rumors (who knows if they are close to being true) that Canada is considering going to 18 months maternity leave, as many daycare facilities do not take infants and many families are left with no place to send their infant during the working day. 

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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@morkiemama:  Same here. I also work for the federal governement. I have to use my sick and annual leave, and I’m hoping I can do 3 months.

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