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Jul 30, 2016
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Paternity Leave

Hi All,

We had a newborn November 2017, we are doing fine now. If i wanted to apply for a paternity leave to have a break for 1 year am i allowed to apply next year in 2019 ?
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Dec 11, 2003
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Paternity leave is shared with the mom. If the mom takes 5 months then the other parent can take 7 months.

As far as I know you can't break up the time off. Like, the mom takes 5 months, go back to work for a while, and then the other parent takes 7 months off. I believe the time off has to be consecutive (all within 12 months).
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Jun 26, 2005
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Just to add, if you don't need to be paid while you are off (as the male), you don't need to split the 12 months. You can even do simultaneously off with your wife.

I did that for a few months and it was a great experience. I got to go to Mommy & newborn groups with my wife, enjoyed the happy singings, and get togethers.

Here's the official website for more info:
https://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/es ... -leave.php
Apr 28, 2017
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You and your partner get a certain amount of time off. You can do it at the same time or she can go first and then you after or give versa. Whatever time you take off takes out of her time. If she's on leave now, and say she's off for 8 months, you could then take the remaining time after her
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Nov 13, 2006
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Ontario- No, you have to apply within 78 weeks of when baby was born. the start date has to be within 78 weeks after baby was born.


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