Maternity/Parental Benefits Program

The purpose of this program is to provide partial income replacement for an eligible physician/parent who is on temporary leave from Yukon practice for the birth/adoption of a child.

Physicians/parents are eligible for up to 17 consecutive weeks of benefits as long as they have earned qualifying fee for service income for at least 17 weeks in the 12 months prior to leave. 

Amount of weekly benefit is based on qualifying income over the past year, calculated at 60% of average gross weekly earnings over the best six months of the 12 months (or portion thereof) immediately prior to leave. 

Maximum gross benefit is $1000 per week, regardless of qualifying income.