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Summary of Changes 2017 Tri-Agency Financial Administration Guide

  • Working collaboratively, NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR have revised the sub-section on Paid Maternity and Parental Leave for Students and Postdoctoral Fellows of the Tri-Agency Financial Administration Guide, to improve access to paid parental leave.
  • A more in-dept review of the guide will be completed in the fall.
Financial Administration
Section and Sub-section Nature of Changes
Administrative Matters
Paid Maternity and Parental Leave For Students and Postdoctoral Fellows Effective July 31, 2017, SSHRC will join NSERC and CIHR in providing parental leave supplements paid out of agency grants within six months following the child’s birth or adoption to eligible students and postdoctoral fellows who are primary caregivers for a child. (This will not be retroactive, it will apply to births and adoptions on or after July 31, 2017.)

Further, for all three agencies starting on July 31, 2017, students or fellows eligible for other parental leave supplements may also be eligible for Agency supplements.  The following sentence of the Tri-Agency Financial Administration Guide in the Administrative Matters section will be deleted: Students or fellows who are eligible for employment insurance or other parental leave supplements from other sources do not qualify for parental leave supplements.
Reference Documents
Checklist for Maternity and/or Parental Leave Paid from Grants to Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Corresponding changes to the information provided above have been made to the Checklist for Maternity and or Parental Leave Paid from Grants to Students and Postdoctoral Fellows.
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