Maternity & Parental Leave

Up to 17 consecutive weeks of unpaid leave is offered to a physician who is pregnant and intends to take leave during and following the birth of their child. The mother is entitled to Employment Insurance (EI) during that leave. Full-time physicians will receive 10 paid days of leave during the Employment Insurance waiting period.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Employed with Health PEI for 20 weeks or more
  • Submits application for leave four weeks prior to leave
  • Provides certificate from medical practitioner certifying pregnancy and estimate date of birth

PARENTAL LEAVE

Physicians who have recently become a parent (through birth or adoption) are granted 35 consecutive weeks of unpaid leave and is eligible for Employment Insurance (EI). Full-time physicians will receive 10 paid days of leave during the Employment Insurance waiting period.

Note if both parents are salaried physicians, the leave must not exceed 52 weeks.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Employed with Health PEI for 20 or more weeks
  • Meets one of the following criteria:
    • Becomes a natural mother/father
    • Adopts a child
    • Obtains legal guardianship of a child
  • Submits an application for Parental Leave at least four weeks before planned leave.

Resource Documents:

Parental Leave Benefits Program
Parental Leave Income Reporting
Parental Leave BiWeekly Reporting

MASTER AGREEMENT: Article D1, page 55.