If you are a researcher at Western who is planning on welcoming a new child, this information may assist you in preparing for a leave and help you plan how your research may progress when you are away. This information is a supplement to the details you will find under “Faculty/Librarians” on the menu to the left. Other important information can be found under “Helpful Tips” and “Checklists”.
For those with Tri-Council grants (NSERC, CIHR, SSHRC) more information can be found on NSERC’s Administrative Matters website.
NSERC also provides a Checklist for Maternity, Parental, Medical or Family Medical Leave for Grantees.
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.