Maternity Leave

While the Labor Program doesn't have provisions for paid maternity leave, students who provide appropriate medical documentation can have a portion of work hours waived for the term based on their physician's recommendation. Documentation should be provided to the Student Labor Relations Specialist that specifies any restrictions as well when the student is cleared to return to work. As well, the Labor Program understands child care facilities do not accept newborns until a period of time has elapsed. Student parents will not be penalized for circumstances beyond their control.

Should conditions change, student parents are advised to contact the Student Labor Relations Specialist in the Labor Program to discuss their situation on an individual basis.