Parental Leave Fund

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What is it?

The Parental Leave Fund provides up to 20 weeks of benefits to physicians who are taking a parental or adopted childcare leave from clinical practice. Eligible physicians receive 50% of their average weekly income earned over the previous six months, to a maximum of $2,000 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, and who are not receiving parental leave benefits from any other party, are eligible to apply.