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.
However, your entitlement to this special leave is also subject to the following provision: You are eligible to receive a total of three days of paid leave per calendar year, prorated to the length of your contract, for all of the following leaves combined: this leave (special leave if you are not the birth mother), bereavement leave, leave for moving, leave for family obligations and leave for your wedding. For example, if you use one day for this leave, you will have two remaining days of leave to use towards any of the other leaves listed above for the rest of the calendar year.
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.
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 Workday leave management system prior to your leave or if this is not possible, immediately upon your return to work.