4. The duration of a maternity leave shall not exceed 240 days for one and the same maternity. Such duration shall be determined on the basis of the number of days established definitively by the Board for the year during which an application for maternity benefits is made, based on the woman’s declarations, the number of days effectively spent in the bush by the woman and, if applicable, the harvesting activities of the head of the unit.
In the case of postnatal care, such leave may be taken during a 4-month period following the birth or, for certified medical reasons, during a 12-month period following the birth.
O.C. 1450-90, s. 4; O.C. 1429-2000, s. 1.