Parental Leave

VMware provides Parental Leave in accordance with statutory requirements so that you can take the necessary time off work to recover and to bond with your new baby.


If you have worked for VMware for more than six (6) months, you are entitled to up to two (2) years of Parental Leave, without pay, before your child reaches the age of three (3) years old. If you are raising two or more children at the same time, the period of Parental Leave will end when the leave for the youngest child expires.


Parental Leave is not paid leave. Employees may apply for Parental Leave allowance under the Employment Insurance Act.

Scheduling Parental Leave

  • Discuss your Parental Leave plans with your manager as soon as reasonably possible. This will allow adequate time for the proper arrangements to be made prior to your leave period.
  • When your manager approves your Parental Leave, inform the HR Source [VMware network access required], so they may record your Parental Leave days.

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

Please note: This information is an overview of Parental Leave. Refer to the Act of Gender Equality in Employment (Article 16) for detailed information.

The content on this website is intended only to provide a summary and general overview on matters of employee benefits. We attempt to ensure the content is current but we do not guarantee the accuracy, reliability or currency of the information. The benefits may change from time to time and we reserve the right to change and update our benefits without notice.

Contact Us

Contact HR Source [VMware network access required]
ASK HR [VMware network access required]
Phone: 1-888-869-2738


Act of Gender Equality in Employment
Employment  Act
Enforcement Rules of the Employment Insurance Act

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2021, 5:54 PM