Human Resources

Clinical Faculty

Supplemental Employment Insurance Benefits (SEIB) - a “top up” to EI.  If eligible for Employment Insurance (EI), Clinical Faculty Members are eligible to receive 100% of their Western salary at the time their leave begins for the initial two-week waiting period before EI begins.  When EI begins, SEIB payments will be the difference between EI receivable and 95% of the Western salary for the remaining 22 weeks.

Please note that SEIB payments will not actually be made until proof of EI is received by Western Human Resources, but upon receipt of proof payments will be made retroactively for the period beginning at the time leave begins.

Clinical Faculty members may also be eligible for benefits from the Ontario Medical Association, but in general, cannot receive benefits from two organizations at the same time.

Clinical Faculty members at Western University planning to take a Pregnancy/Parental Adoption Leave should contact the Human Resources Communication Centre and request to speak with a Benefits Consultant.

Phone 519-661-2194 or email


There are a number of factors that can impact your eligibility to receive paid leave and Supplemental Employment Insurance Benefits (SEIB). If you are planning a leave, please read the information on this website carefully and then complete the Pregnancy/Parental Leave Information Request form.  You will be contacted by Western Human Resources with information about your eligibility and assistance in planning your leave.

This website is provided for information and planning purposes for Western employees only.  While every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, if any conflict exists between the information on this website and the provisions of the various collective agreements or applicable legislation, the collective agreements or legislation prevail.