How many hours do you need for maternity leave in Alberta?

600 hours
To be eligible for EI maternity benefits, you must have accumulated at least 600 hours of insurable employment in your qualifying period.

What is the criteria for maternity leave?

Eligibility. As per the Act, to be eligible for maternity benefit, a woman must have been working as an employee in an establishment for a period of at least 80 days within the past 12 months. Payment during the leave period is based on the average daily wage for the period of actual absence.

What is qualifying period for maternity pay?


Jurisdiction Qualifying Period Length of Leave
Federal 6 consecutive months 17 weeks
Alberta 52 consecutive weeks 15 weeks
British Columbia Not Specified 17 weeks
Manitoba 7 months 17 weeks

How much maternity pay will I get Canada?

The basic rate used to calculate maternity and standard parental benefits is 55% of average insurable weekly earnings, up to a maximum amount. In 2021, the maximum amount is $595 a week. For extended parental benefits, this rate is 33% of average insurable weekly earnings, up to a maximum amount.

Can you go on EI and then maternity leave?

Yes. You can normally receive up to 50 weeks of regular benefits combined with maternity, parental, sickness, compassionate care or family caregiver benefits in the same benefit period of 52 weeks. The only exception is when EI regular benefits and extended parental benefits are paid during the 52-week period.

Can husbands take maternity?

California created the first paid leave legislation that went into effect in 2004. The law offers eight weeks of paid family leave for bonding with a new child birth, adoption or foster, or to care for a family member (which is defined as a child, parent, spouse or domestic partner) with a serious health condition.

How do I calculate maternity pay?


  1. 90% of your average weekly earnings (before tax) for the first 6 weeks.
  2. £151.97 or 90% of your average weekly earnings (whichever is lower) for the next 33 weeks.

Do you get full pay while on maternity leave?

You’re still employed while you’re on maternity leave or getting statutory maternity pay. This means you can get statutory maternity pay again if you meet the normal conditions: work for your employer for 26 weeks up to the 15th week before your baby is due – the 26 weeks includes time when you’re on maternity leave.

Can your employer refuse to pay you maternity pay?

If your employer refuses to pay your statutory maternity pay You’ll need to contact HMRC within 6 months of when your employer tells you they won’t pay your statutory maternity pay. Your employer has to give you their reasons on a form called ‘SMP1’.

Will I still get maternity pay if I leave my job?

As long as you’ve already qualified for statutory maternity pay you’ll still get it if you leave your job. The reason you leave doesn’t matter – it’s the same whether you resign, are sacked or are made redundant. This could be different if you get contractual maternity pay.

What are the benefits of maternity leave?

Advantages of maternity leave: 1. Women who become the mother are more powerful and can manage their time precisely and become more successful as a manager. 2.Mothers have more passion and motivation for their life by having their families. 3.Mothers are more flexible in challenging circumstances.

What is the average maternity leave in Canada?

Canada mandates unpaid maternity leave of up to 17 weeks for all new mothers. This is a requirement, as dictated by the labour code in Canada, and mothers may begin their leave up to eight weeks before their due date.

How long is maternity leave in Canada?

On top of mandating maternity leave, the government offers paid leave for one or both parents through Canada’s employment insurance plan. A pregnant employee or new mother can take a paid maternity leave of up to 15 weeks. Either the mother or father can take 35 weeks of parental leave after the baby is born or adopted.

What is the law for maternity leave in Canada?

U.S. federal law provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for the birth of a baby, though some employers may provide superior benefits. In Canada, a pregnant employee or new mother can take up 15 weeks of paid maternity leave.