We are expecting our first child quite soon. Due to circumstances my wife will not be taking any Maternity leave, only Pregnancy leave, and not even all of that. I am aware that the 17 weeks of Pregnancy leave can only be used by the mother. This will leave me taking the 35 or 37 (its unclear which) of Paternity leave that we are entitled to in Ontario.
However, during this 35/7 week period we will be moving, for a period of 1 year, to the US. My reading of the various websites seems to suggest that it is ok to go to the US during Paternity leave, but it does not mention actually living in the US. Does anyone know if I would still be eligible to receive these payments while we live the in the US?
To my thinking, I should be. I qualify in every way, our moving to the US is just temporary, and under no circumstances would we be staying in the US for longer than we have to, however it is a necessary step in my wife’s education. However my thinking and governmental thinking do not necessarily coincide.