Maternity Leave

VMware supports employees and their families in one of the most important times in life – the birth of a child. Maternity leave is provided in accordance with statutory requirements so that you can take the necessary time off work to recover and bond with your new baby.

VMware will provide a top-up to supplement EI benefit payments for the first 4 weeks of maternity leave, bringing your pay up to 100% of your base salary.


If you are pregnant, or have given birth, you have a right to take maternity leave, also known as pregnancy leave. Maternity leave, in most jurisdictions, requires you to have worked for VMware for a specified period. British Columbia, New Brunswick and Quebec do not specify a qualifying period.

You may be eligible for other leaves in addition to maternity leave. Review the Parental Leave page for more information.


If you have satisfied the qualifying period, you are entitled to fifteen (15), seventeen (17) or eighteen (18) weeks of maternity leave, based on the jurisdiction you live in:


Jurisdiction Qualifying Period Length of Leave
Federal 6 consecutive months 17 weeks
Alberta 52 consecutive weeks 15 weeks
British Columbia Not Specified 17 weeks
Manitoba 7 months 17 weeks
New Brunswick Not Specified 17 weeks
Newfoundland/Labrador 20 consecutive weeks 17 immediately before the expected delivery date.
Nova Scotia 1 year 17 weeks
Ontario 13 weeks prior to the expected delivery date 17 weeks
Prince Edward Island 20 weeks 17 weeks
Quebec No requirement 18 weeks
Saskatchewan 20 weeks in the immediate preceding 52 weeks 18 weeks
Northwest Territories/Nunavut 12 months 17 weeks
Yukon Territory 12 continuous months 17 weeks

Some jurisdictions permit an extension of your leave for a few weeks based on medical reasons.


Most provinces provide payment during maternity leave. Check your Provincial government website for more details.

Scheduling Maternity Leave

You should inform your manager and HR Source [VMware network access required] of your intent to take maternity leave, as soon as reasonably possible. This will allow adequate time for the proper arrangements to be made prior to your leave period. In most provinces you will be required to provide written notice of your intention to take maternity leave.

Returning to Work

While on maternity leave, you should maintain open communication with your manager and HR Source [VMware network access required]. VMware will assume that you wish to return to work at the end of your maternity leave period; however, you should contact HR Source [VMware network access required] towards the end of your leave to confirm and arrange your return to work.

For additional support and resources to consider with the addition of a child to your family, see the Birth or Adoption page.

Contact Us

HR Source
ASK HR [VMware network access required]
Internal Phone: ext. 29200