Mother/Father Maternity/Parental leave at the same time
I’m trying to get a plan in place for our maternity/parental leaves for when our new baby arrives.
My wife plans to take a full year off. I would like to take 12 weeks. My employer will top EI so I end up with 100% of my salary for the first 12 weeks after the baby is born.
Hoping I could get some help with what parental leave options we should be selecting and/or how to maximize this situation. I am under the impression if we choose “extended” and my wife goes back after a year she would be giving up the remainder of the 6 month EI payments (less 7 weeks (12 week leave less 5 weeks of father parental leave).