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. Information below under the section VMware Maternity Leave Top Up will outline how to initiate payment.


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 province you live in.

As outlined in the Employment Standards Act, a birth mother who intends to take both a maternity and parental leave will make a selection for the duration of the leave at the beginning of the leave process, for Employment Insurance purposes. That duration will guide the time off processed at VMware.


Employment Insurance (EI) provides payment during your Maternity leave. An application for these benefits must be submitted in order to access the benefits.

VMware Maternity Leave Top-Up

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.

In order to process the VMware top-up you will need to provide Payroll with the details of your approved EI benefit amount. This can be done by sending a copy of your approval letter or communication from Service Canada, which shows your gross weekly benefit. Your top-up will be calculated based on that amount.

Your Record of Employment (ROE) will be prepared based on the last day of work which you will provide as part of your HelpNow request. The ROE will be sent electronically to the government within 5 days following your last pay period.

Scheduling Maternity Leave

Inform your manager of your pregnancy and your Maternity Leave as soon as reasonably possible. This will allow adequate time for the proper arrangements to be made prior to your leave period.

Open an HR Source ticket [VMware network access required] to report your Leave. This should be done at least 4 weeks prior to the start of your leave. Include the medical certificate, your leave start and end date.

Benefits While on Leave

Benefits will continue while on leave as per below:

  • Normal deductions will be processed during the first 4 weeks of leave
  • Employees will be responsible for paying employee paid premiums beyond 4 weeks
  • Contributions to the Registered Retirement Savings Program (RRSP & DPSP) will suspend beyond the 4-week Period, until you return

Returning to Work

4 weeks prior to your anticipated return, connect with your manager to discuss your return and reintegration back to the team. Also, open an HR Source ticket [VMware network access required] confirming your return date. These key steps will ensure a smooth transition back to work.

Contact Us

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Last Updated: 27 Jan 2022, 11:23 PM