CAR Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)
The CAR Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Working Group is thrilled to announce the release of a new EDI Toolkit document and share its recently published CAR Journal article, which specifically addresses equality in the residency selection process.
Physician Parental Leave Across Canada
Parental leave policies in Canada are generally governed by federal and provincial/territorial laws. Doctors in Canada are entitled to parental leave similar to other employees.
Federal Parental Leave:
The federal government in Canada provides parental leave benefits through the Employment Insurance (EI) program. Doctors, like other eligible employees, can apply for EI benefits during their parental leave.
Provincial and Territorial Variations:
In addition to federal parental leave benefits, provinces and territories in Canada may have their own labor laws and regulations that affect parental leave policies. These can vary, and doctors need to consider both federal and provincial/territorial rules. Some provinces and territories may provide additional benefits or specific provisions for certain industries or professions.
For more information, click on the applicable province or territory below.
|Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Prince Edward Island|
Table Source: MD Financial Management: https://invested.mdm.ca/how-to-take-time-off-for-parental-leave-while-being-a-doctor/
Parental leave policies can change over time, and eligibility requirements may vary based on factors like the province or territory you work in and your employment status. Please consult with a legal or human resources expert or contact the relevant government authorities for the most up-to-date information on parental leave entitlements and benefits specific to your situation.