Updated Canadian Maternity Leave Guide

Today I am revisiting Mat Leave Monday, because I have updated my super-cool and totally fun Quick Guide to Canadian Maternity Leave for 2010.

In case you aren’t familiar with it, I ran a series of posts about maternity leave every Monday while I was on my last maternity leave. I enjoyed it immensely, and I learned loads about maternity leave in Canada and around the world. I also wrote a gorgeous e-book about how maternity and parental leave work in Canada. It’s a brief overview of the system, along with some fun but non-authoritative information on who qualifies, how much you’ll earn and how to apply. Here’s what you get when you download the guide:

  • It explains how maternity and parental leave work in Canada.
  • It outlines who qualifies for maternity and parental benefits, and who doesn’t.
  • It includes a flow chart and links to help you plan your leave.
  • It explains when and how to apply for EI.
  • It incorporates the phrase ‘show me the money’, which really never gets old.
  • It includes some fun facts about maternity and parental leave.
  • You don’t have to take my word for it on the guide, either. You can ready my interview with the amazing Ann Douglas where we talk about the guide and why I wrote it at The Quick Guide to Maternity Leave – and the Mom Who Wrote It. You can also see it profiled on the fabulous maternity resource yoyobelly in By Your Leave.

    You can find the guide at Quick Guide to Canadian Maternity Leave.

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    1. So cool. Wish there was something like that for the US, but of course we’d have to have government sponsored maternity leave then, instead of just the govt saying you can stop working, not get paid, and go back to work in 12 weeks.
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    2. Good for you — what an accomplishment.
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    3. Great job Amber!! I read all those posts, they were fantastic. So helpful and informative – amazing!
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    4. So cool that so many have linked to your useful guide!
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