Bill 148 – Pregnancy/Parental Leave


All Bill 148 – Pregnancy/Parental Leave information is available below.


Posted: January 29, 2018
Category: Pregnancy/Parental Leave

On, December 3, 2017, amendments to the Pregnancy and Parental Leave provisions of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) will come into force. Bill 148 amendments bring the maximum length of job protected unpaid ESA Parental leaves in line with recent changes to the Employment Insurance Act. The length of job protected unpaid Parental Leaves will increase by a total of 26 weeks. An employee who takes a Pregnancy Leave will receive a maximum of 61 weeks of Parental Leave (increased from 35 weeks) in a 78 week period (increased from 52 weeks), and employees who do not take a Pregnancy Leave will receive a maximum of 63 weeks of Parental Leave (increased from 37 weeks) in a 78 week period (increased from 52 weeks).

For all eligible employees who are entitled to Supplementary Unemployment Benefit Plan (SUB) pay and who take a leave greater than 52 weeks, the College will spread the payment that it would have paid during the 52 weeks of leave over the extended leave period taken by the employee. Please contact Human Resources if you require further information on SUB payments for extended leave periods.