parental and maternity leave

Proposed changes to Canadian maternity and parental leave - October 2016

Childcare Resource and Research Unit

Paid maternity leave was first introduced in Canada in 1971. Since that time, improving it has been discussed on a regular basis. The duration of family leave benefits increased considerably when parental leave was added in 1990 and increased in 2000 but outside Quebec, improvements in other areas have not been made.