Adoption or birth
The arrival of a child is an important milestone in life. It is a beautiful event that requires downtime. For this reason, both parents (biological or adoptive) may be entitled to leave their work for the adoption or birth of their child.
In order to care for her unborn child, a pregnant worker is entitled to maternity leave without pay for 18 consecutive weeks.
Upon the birth of his child, a worker is entitled to 5 consecutive weeks of paternity leave without pay.
Both parents (biological or adoptive) may be absent from work for 5 days, the first 2 days of which are paid, for the birth or adoption of a child.
Parents of a newborn or a person who adopts a child are entitled to parental leave without pay of up to 65 weeks.
Leave is provided for workers who adopt a child so that they can take time to welcome the child.
In the event of a high-risk pregnancy that requires leave, a pregnant worker may be entitled to special maternity leave.
A parent may suspend, divide or extend their maternity, paternity or parental leave in certain situations.