Congratulations on the Expected Arrival of Your Baby!

The most important thing now is to take care of yourself and your family. The CTA has prepared this information to ensure that you have all the information you need to guide you to make the most informed decision regarding your pregnancy/parental leave options.

Information Related to Employment Insurance

Ensure that you have worked 600 hours (9.1 insurable hour per day/45.5 per week) in the ‘qualifying period’, which is the shorter of:

  • 52 weeks immediately preceding a claim for benefits; or
  • the period since the beginning of the preceding claim Notify the School District by email or submit in person a letter informing them of your leave. This should be completed at least 4 weeks prior to birth.