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Taking time off work: For new and expecting parents

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Can I do any paid work while I am on leave?

If you do any work for your employer, they might be able to say that you have ended your leave. This could happen even if you do only part-time or temporary work for them.

You can work for a different employer while you are on leave and this will not end your leave.

But if you do any work for any employer while you are on leave, your EI benefits can be affected. For more information, see What if I earn other income while I am receiving EI benefits?

Working during your leave does not extend your leave. The date your leave ends stays the same.