Checklist for Maternity and/or Parental Leave for Training Award Recipients


  1. Assemble the request package in the order listed below;
  2. Submit the request package to "CIHR" at least thirty (30) days in advance of the leave.

From the Nominated Principal Applicant:

A signed letter requesting the leave and confirming:

  • the start and end dates of the leave;
  • the expected date of birth (or adoption);
  • that they will:
    • be the primary caregiver for the child;
    • not be receiving employment insurance or other parental benefits from other sources;
    • not be engaged in their studies/research activities or employed in any capacity during the leave.

A copy of this letter must be sent to the Finance Department at the Institution Paid.

From the Primary Supervisor:

  • A signed letter:
    • providing their approval for the leave;
    • confirming the start and end dates of the leave.
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