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 who are not practicing as a result of the birth or newly adopted child.

Applications must be submitted within 18 weeks of delivery or adoption placement date.

 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

Alberta Medical Association Mission: Advocate for and support Alberta physicians. Strengthen their leadership in the provision of sustainable quality care.