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Special leave if you are not the birth mother of the child

You are entitled to three days of paid leave following the birth of a child, if you are not the birth mother, or after the adoption of a child. If you are the birth mother, you are eligible for maternity leave.

You must take your leave within five days after the date of birth or adoption.

Notifying the University

You must notify your department or faculty in writing of your intention to take this leave. The exact date of your leave can be declared after the birth or adoption of the child.

Additional information

Canada Life - Within 31 days of the birth or adoption, please add your child to your Canada Life group benefits (if applicable) via the Canada Life website.

Leave Management System

You must enter your leave in the FAST leave management system (on-campus access only) prior to your leave or if this is not possible, immediately upon your return to work.