Pregnancy Leave and EI
There have been many inquiries about maternity leave and the expectation of the members, so here are some details.
**PLEASE be sure to always double check with Service Canada as this information can change without notice! Thanks for your cooperation and understanding!**
For members on an LTO when they go on a maternity, an 8 week top up is available!
The updated Pregnancy & Parental Leave, A Guide to Rights & Responsibilities booklet is now an online booklet. http://www.etfo.ca/supportingmembers/employees/pages/pregnancyparental.aspx
Please read here for more details.
Please complete the following form for the Board if you are eligible. Please call the office if you have any further questions 705 725 0316
To receive maternity leave unemployment rates, you must have 600 hours of work time put in (at any place of employment) *** I HAVE RECENTLY HEARD THIS HAS CHANGED! PLEASE CONTACT SERVICE CANADA TO CONFIRM # of hours needed! *** Sorry for any inconvenience!
EI maternity benefits can be paid for a maximum period of 15 weeks. You cannot receive EI maternity benefits beyond 17 weeks after the expected or actual week of childbirth, whichever of the two is later.
EI parental benefits can be paid for a maximum period of 35 weeks. The payments must be made within 52 weeks of the week your child was born or the week your child was placed with you for adoption.
*** Member will need to request a Record of Employment (ROE) from the board payroll department. ***
For the Board/OT List
* The school board requires something from you in writing indicating the length of time you wish to be off (Attn: Jane Ryckman).
* The school board requires one of the following supporting documents confirming the pregnancy/birth:
– A Doctor’s Note or copy of a doctor’s note.
– copy of Birth Certificate
IMPORTANT: DO NOT FORGET TO COMPLETE YOUR OFFENCE DECLARATION OVER THE SUMMER IN ORDER TO ENSURE YOUR SPOT ON THE LIST!!!
CHANGES TO EI
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING PUBLICATION:
EI has undergone some changes. For further information, please visit:
Below are the reference codes that can be used for REGULAR EI filing for the non-teaching periods starting in June 2017-March 2018. If members do not file within the dates indicated, they are to file without the code. There will be no codes created outside the period.
The code is only for member’s who are on temporary layoff for the non-teaching periods. The coding is only for members who reside in Ontario. Members who may reside in Quebec can contact the EI Contact Centre in their area who will determine whether there is a Reference Code available for them. If not, they are to file a normal application for benefits. It is not mandatory to use a Reference Code.
The Reference Code for EI Applications for Dec 2017 school-related intake: 3511012017201712 Effective: 15 Dec 2017 Expiry: 13 Jan 2018
The Reference Code for EI Applications for Mar 2018 school-related intake: 3511012018201803 Effective: 09 Mar 2018 Expiry: 31 Mar 2018
Members can file their claims by visiting: http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/
* when claiming your weekly earnings it is hourly rate x hours per day x days per week PLUS vacation pay.
If you don’t claim vacation pay your claims will generate a Clarification of Earnings because the claim won’t match what your employer has reported. This is very important!!