Parental Leave Fund

What is it?

The Parental Leave Fund provides up to 20 weeks of benefits to a physician who is taking a parental or adopted child care leave from clinical practice. Eligible physicians receive 50% of their average weekly income earned over the previous six months, to a maximum of $1300 per week. This amount may be less if physicians are receiving benefits or income from other sources.

Who is eligible?

Licensed physicians living and working in a self-employed practice in Saskatchewan for 26 weeks prior to the date of birth/adoption/surrogacy.

Physicians who qualify for this program are eligible to receive up to 20 weeks of benefits. 

How do I apply?

Please note, information regarding your Parental Leave Fund is not available online at this time. Please contact a member of the SMA Membership & Benefits Team to learn more at

Who can I contact if I have questions?

For more information, please contact:

SMA Membership & Benefits Team