(Closed) How much paid maternity leave do you get?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: How much paid maternity leave do you get?
    none, zippo, zilch, nada :( : (49 votes)
    37 %
    1 week : (1 votes)
    1 %
    2 weeks : (1 votes)
    1 %
    3 weeks : (2 votes)
    2 %
    4 weeks : (1 votes)
    1 %
    5 weeks : (0 votes)
    6 weeks : (20 votes)
    15 %
    7 weeks : (1 votes)
    1 %
    8 weeks : (5 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    i don’t get maternity leave per se, but i get up to 12 weeks off at 60% of my salary through short term disability. jealous doesn’t begin to describe how i feel about Canadian residents’ leave!

    Post # 4
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    1391 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    WTF?! I had no idea Canadians got that much time off!!

    It’s either 6-8 weeks 🙁

    Post # 5
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    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    i australia its 18 weeks paid maternitypaternity leave – just started 01.01.11

    Post # 6
    Member
    950 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Like PPs, I get 6-8 weeks from short-term disability at 60% pay.  I’m taking all my saved up personal leave (6 weeks), which will pay 100% &, thanks to fact that we are now paid on a year-round paycheck, I can “come back to work” on June 20th (Summer Break, so not really working) & get paid 100%.  So, my maternity ends up being about 5 months & I’m not getting a percentage of my paycheck for only something like 3 weeks (taking 2 weeks off before my due date, thanks to FMLA, which is unpaid).

    ETA: SO jealous of Canada & Australia…a friend of mine is from Estonia & she says they get up to 3 years off with full pay.

    Post # 7
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    1285 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    In New Zealand we get fourteen weeks maternity leave paid at $450ish per week and we can take a further 38 weeks of unpaid leave if we’ve been in employment for over twelve months with the current employer.

    Post # 8
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    60 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Im one of the lucky Canadians 🙂  Definitely truly grateful for the amount of time we get off, although we “only” (and I use that term loosely since we are VERY lucky) get a portion of our salary for the majority of the time.  It does however depend on your employer.  Some people get “top up” for a portion of their mat leave and the rest is paid out by the government (to a max of $790 bi-weekly).  

    Post # 9
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    60 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We (Canadians) can also take up to two years off (second year without pay) and for the most part employers have to hold your job for you…at least that’s the impression I’m under.

    Post # 10
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    971 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    Canadian Bee here.  But, I own my own business, so the year off has zero effect on me!  However, because I make my schedule, I can work as much or as little as I choose to! Smile

    Post # 11
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    4355 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m in Canada so maternity leave is one year, my employer tops up the first 6 months of my leave to 85% of my salary and then it’s 65% for the remaining 6 months. I had no idea that it was so different in the states until I met a girl who had twins and went back to work about 10 days after she gave birth. With about a 20K hospital bill.

    I wish I could extend my health benefits to the bees out there who have to go through similar situations 🙁

    Post # 12
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    459 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I work for the US federal government, so none. You have to use up your accrued sick time or vacation time if you want to be paid for time off after having a baby. Pretty sad example the federal government sets for the country.

    Post # 13
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    1391 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I need to move countries lol

    Post # 15
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    46421 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Canadain mothers get 15 weeks paid maternity leave and up to 35 weeks paid parental leave.  The parental leave can also be split between mom and dad.

    In addition,many collective agreements also have provisions for paid paternity leave so Dad can also take additional time off.

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