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New extra 5 weeks paternity leave in Budget 2018.

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New extra 5 weeks paternity leave in Budget 2018.

Anyone know when this kicks in? As in, for babies born after a specific date? Can't find much online other than the original announcement. TIA.
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i6s1 wrote: Anyone know when this kicks in? As in, for babies born after a specific date? Can't find much online other than the original announcement. TIA.
LOL. Your answer is right into your title. The answer is in the 2018 budget! Iirc off the top of my head its around page 42.

It's 5-8 weeks spending on whether you choose the 12 or 18 month mat leave option.

Starting June 2019 as mentioned.
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Stock R wrote: LOL. Your answer is right into your title. The answer is in the 2018 budget! Iirc off the top of my head its around page 42.

It's 5-8 weeks spending on whether you choose the 12 or 18 month mat leave option.

Starting June 2019 as mentioned.
Thanks, but I'm not sure that answers the question. Does the child have to be born after June, does the Pat leave have to start after June, or would someone qualify if a the pat leave hadn't ended by June?

Say, for a child born this July 31, then the mother takes 1 year maternity and paternity leave until next July. Would the father be able to claim 5 weeks next June?

I'm wondering if those details have emerged yet.

And I should add that you have an impressive memory!
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i6s1 wrote: Thanks, but I'm not sure that answers the question. Does the child have to be born after June, does the Pat leave have to start after June, or would someone qualify if a the pat leave hadn't ended by June?

Say, for a child born this July 31, then the mother takes 1 year maternity and paternity leave until next July. Would the father be able to claim 5 weeks next June?

I'm wondering if those details have emerged yet.

And I should add that you have an impressive memory!
None of the details you are interested in are out yet. When the budget was first announced I read the related portions to see for myself what the specifics included and was disappointed.

It only states when the rough start is, the duration, and who is eligible as a definition. None of the practical details are out.
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since quebec already offers 5 weeks under it provincal plan. wonder if that means we will have 5 weeks from quebec government and 5 from federal government...
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kcirtap78 wrote: since quebec already offers 5 weeks under it provincal plan. wonder if that means we will have 5 weeks from quebec government and 5 from federal government...
I understand that Quebec is not a part of this new proposal as they have their own program.
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fogetmylogin wrote: I understand that Quebec is not a part of this new proposal as they have their own program.
Kind of figured. Thanks for the input. At least we have 5 weeks at 70%.
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Anyone know if the baby needs to be born after June 2019? Or does the extra 5 weeks come at the end of a year?
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BlueSolstice wrote: Anyone know if the baby needs to be born after June 2019? Or does the extra 5 weeks come at the end of a year?
Just like when the 18 month mat Pat leave started, the baby had to be born after December 3 2017 I belive. Just because you are getting mat Pat which rolls into June 2019 or past it...doesn't mean you automatically get this proposed 5 weeks...this is how it most likely will work. Baby born after the start date of this thing
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James Stonehenge wrote: Just like when the 18 month mat Pat leave started, the baby had to be born after December 3 2017 I belive. Just because you are getting mat Pat which rolls into June 2019 or past it...doesn't mean you automatically get this proposed 5 weeks...this is how it most likely will work. Baby born after the start date of this thing
Thanks for the information. I guess people having a baby soon won't benefit from this then.
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Question. How much time off is a father eligible for if the wife is unemployed? Thanks!
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demzie wrote: Question. How much time off is a father eligible for if the wife is unemployed? Thanks!
35 weeks at 55% insurable income or 61 weeks at 33%.
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i6s1 wrote: 35 weeks at 55% insurable income or 61 weeks at 33%.
Thanks. First three weeks are paid at 100% though correct? Thanks again sir!
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demzie wrote: Thanks. First three weeks are paid at 100% though correct? Thanks again sir!
Not as far as I know.

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