VMware provides parental leave in accordance with statutory requirements so that you can take the necessary time off work to take care of your child.
Parental Leave is government leave with details regulated by your home province. Paternity leave is a VMware leave and is different from Parental leave. Please refer to the Paternity Leave page for more information.
Parental Leave is available to natural mothers and fathers and adoptive mothers and fathers in most jurisdictions. Each parent’s eligibility to take Parental Leave is based on their own entitlement at the time the leave is taken. Two (2) parents who qualify for Parental Leave are neither required to take their share of Parental Leave at the same time, nor prevented from doing so. Some jurisdictions limit leave entitlement to be shared between parents who work for the same employer.
Parental Leave is generally taken immediately following Maternity Leave but may be taken by either parent at any time in the first fifty-two (52) weeks of a child’s life. As with Maternity Leave, the legislation in most jurisdictions requires you to have worked for VMware for a specified period before becoming eligible for Parental Leave. The amount of leave to which parents are entitled varies from thirty-four (34) to fifty-two (52) weeks.
|Jurisdiction||Qualifying Period||Length of Leave|
|Federal||6 consecutive months||37 weeks|
|Alberta||52 weeks||37 weeks|
|British Columbia||Not specified||37 weeks (35 if pregnancy leave is taken)|
|Manitoba||7 consecutive months||37 weeks|
|New Brunswick||Not Specified||37 weeks|
|Newfoundland/Labrador||20 consecutive weeks||35 weeks|
|Nova Scotia||1 year||52 weeks (35 if pregnancy leave is taken)|
|Ontario||13 weeks||37 weeks (35 if pregnancy leave is taken)|
|Prince Edward Island||20 continuous weeks||35 weeks|
|Quebec||Not Specified||52 weeks|
|Saskatchewan||20 weeks in the immediately||37 weeks (34 if pregnancy preceding 52-week period)|
|Northwest Territories/Nunavut||12 consecutive months||37 weeks|
|Yukon Territory||12 continuous months||37 weeks|
* Aggregate leave for both parents, whether taken consecutively or concurrently.
Scheduling Parental Leave
Inform your manager of your 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 and include your leave’s start and end date of leave.
Returning to Work
Once you return to work, open an HR Source ticket [VMware network access required] confirming your leave end date and return to work date.