For family expansion

Leave during pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

  • Adoption or foster care leave

    If you adopt a child, you are entitled to adoption leave. If you become a foster parent, you may also qualify for leave.

  • Birth leave for partners

    If your partner gives birth you are entitled to maternity leave, birth leave and additional birth leave.

  • Parental leave

    You are entitled to take 26 weeks of parental leave for each child up to eight years old. Read about the conditions and financial implications for parental leave and how you can request this type of leave.

  • Pregnancy and maternity leave

    If you are pregnant, you are entitled to sixteen weeks of pregnancy and maternity leave.