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Answer to the question:

What is the difference between maternity leave and parental leave?

Maternity benefits are exclusively for the mother. They cannot be shared between the parents.

As for parental leave, the total number of parental benefit weeks can be taken by either parent or shared between them as they see fit. In addition, parents can take the weeks simultaneously or in succession.

Last update: 2009-06-11


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