Please refer to Collective Agreement Article XV and Employment Standards Act (ESA)



Article XV.F.2.   An employee must request parental leave in writing and provide a doctor's certificate stating the estimated date of birth or a certificate stating the date of adoption.

Article XV.F.4    A pregnant employee can start parental leave eleven weeks before the expected date of birth or at a later date if the employee so desires.

Article XV.F.5.   If an employee gives birth before a request for parental leave is made and she requests a leave and provides a certificate from her doctor stating that she has given birth on a specified date, the College will grant her parental leave.

Article XV.F.18.c.  To receive the Supplemental Employment Benefits, the employee shall provide the College with proof of receipt of EI Benefits. 

The following table lists your entitlements and benefits during the period of your leave:



Birth Mother

Birth Father / Spouse / Adopting Parent


Unpaid up to 1 year leave

Supplemental Employment Benefit (SEB) Plan

During a period of pregnancy leave an employee eligible for sick leave benefits shall be entitled to SEB as follows:

  • Week 1: 100% of pre-leave salary + zero EI benefit
  • Week 2*: 100% of pre-leave salary + EI benefit
  • Weeks 3 to 6: Difference between the EI benefit and 100% of pre-leave salary + EI benefit

Not Eligible

Leave for Birth of a Child

3 days’ paid leave drawn from sick leave bank


Continues to accrue

Sick Leave

Continues to accrue


Continues to accumulate


Continues to accumulate

Gratuity Leave

Does not accrue

Extended Health

College paid


College paid

Group Life Insurance, AD&D

College paid

Short-Term Disability (STD)

Employee paid (Optional)

Long-Term Disability (LTD)

Employee paid (Optional)

Deferred Savings Plan (VESP)


Municipal Pension Plan

Maternity and parental leave top-up pay (SEB) is included in pensionable salary.  The College will remit employee and employer contributions on the top-up salary at the usual rates and report the proportionate pensionable service to the Pension Corporation.  Employees choosing to purchase the balance of the pregnancy and parental leave will be responsible for employee contributions and the College will remit employer contributions.  Service may be purchased within 5 years of the end of the leave period or within 30 days of terminating employment, whichever is earlier.

Parking Pass

To cancel your parking pass, please log in to your Workday account and update your parking election. Please click here for instructions available on our Workday Training site. Your parking pass will be deactivated at the end of the month.

*Note: Effective January 1, 2017, the Employment Insurance (EI) waiting period for pregnancy and parental leaves was reduced from two weeks to one week. Due to the reduction of the EI waiting period, payments under the Supplemental Employment Benefit plan and EI benefits, when combined, may exceed the allowable limit (100% of employee’s normal weekly earnings) in the week following the waiting period (week 2) and, normally, EI benefits would be reduced for that week. To allow organizations to adjust to the new EI waiting period, the allowable limit in the week following the waiting period has increased during the transition period between January 1, 2017 – January 2, 2021. Please see the example below:


EI Benefit

Supplemental Employment Benefit

Week 1

No EI Benefit

100% of pre-leave salary

Week 2

EI Benefit

100% of pre-leave salary

Week 3 to 6

EI Benefit

Top up of EI Benefit to 100% of pre-leave salary

Week 7 to 51

EI Benefit


Week 52

No EI Benefit


**Note: Continuation of benefit coverage and premiums are subject to the terms and conditions of the contract with the plan sponsor (i.e. Pacific Blue Cross, Sun Life) and are subject to change.