Becoming a parent in Alberta: Human rights, maternity and parental leave, and benefits

If you are becoming a parent, you may have questions about your entitlements; your human rights and responsibilities related to pregnancy, childbirth and maternity; and maternity and parental leave and benefits.

If you are an employer, you may have questions about your rights and responsibilities related to an employee who is becoming a parent.

The Commission offers these resources:

Other online resources include:

Revised: December 5, 2017 




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