Becoming a parent.

Maternity leave

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Important Notice

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If you are a new mother, you are entitled to 18 consecutive weeks of maternity leave without pay. You may start the leave no earlier than the 16th week prior to your expected delivery date, but you may spread the leave out before or after that date. You may take parental leave in addition to maternity leave.

If eligible, you will receive benefits under the Québec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP) during your maternity leave and your parental leave.

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