Human Resources


These checklists outline some of the most important steps to help you plan and complete a Pregnancy or Parental Leave, and to receive the benefits that you are entitled to receive from Western.

Please read the information provided on Western’s Pregnancy/Parental/Adoption Leave website. It is your responsibility to determine your eligibility for these entitlements and to apply to receive them.

Special Note on Income Tax

When you file your income tax return, you owe tax based on your total income from all sources within the tax year. Note that while on leave, each source of income (ex. Western, Service Canada) will be deducting taxes from your payment as though it is your only source of income. Most people find that the taxes withheld are not sufficient to meet their true tax obligation.

Based on your personal tax situation, you may wish to request additional income tax withholding. Consider:

To change the taxes withheld by Western, login to your “My Human Resources” account available via the Login Tools on any HR webpage. You can request additional tax under Payroll and Compensation/Personal Tax Credit Information.

*If you request additional taxes, remember to go in and remove it when you longer need it!

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.