Parental Leave Program

This program is provided through an agreement between the AMA and Alberta Health

The Parental Leave Program supports leave for eligible physician parents of a newborn or newly adopted child. Apply online.

This section includes information about:

  • Who's eligible for the program.
  • When payments begin.
  • When you need to notify us.
  • How we will send you your payments.
  • What the tax implications are.
  • How to claim the benefit.

For more information about this program:
Read the Parental Leave Program Administration Policy


Access payment information

Physicians who have received a payment under a Physician Support Program are not entitled to receive a duplicate or comparable payment, or payment in kind, from the Government of Canada, another provincial government, or AHS corresponding to the same matter. 

If you have questions, please contact:

Deanna Longmuir
Alberta Medical Association
12230 106 AVE NW, Edmonton AB T5N 3Z1
T 780.482.0324
Toll-free 1.866.714.5724 (ext. 5324)

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