Expanded parental leave, new caregiver benefit, to come into effect Dec. 3 , as questions remain
CBC News November 09, 2017
When the federal government's long-promised changes to parental leave rules go into effect, eligible new parents will be able to spread 12 months of employment insurance benefits over 18 months after the birth of a child.
Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said the changes, first outlined in this year’s federal budget, combined with the new child benefit and other changes to the EI system are all designed to give families more flexibility and help the economy as well.
These changes to parental leave benefits came into effect on December 03, 2017.