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Parental Leave Counts

July 23, 2015

For many HR professionals Maternity Leave is the primary issue they have to deal with when it comes to child birth. According to Statscan 9.4% of fathers take parental leave. On average these fathers take 7 weeks of leave after the arrival of their newborn. That works out to about 1 in 10 of your male employees will be taking parental leave in a given year. This could be a significant number if you have a large workforce or it is predominantly male. It is believed that social factors have kept the rate of those taking leave lower than in other locations. In Quebec for instance about 80% of fathers take parental leave. (Quebec has an enhanced Parental Leave…

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