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When do we need to decide that we’ll be taking shared parental leave?

If you’re a husband and wife planning on taking shared parental leave, you can indicate your decision either:

  • At any point during the pregnancy, once you know your child’s estimated delivery date.
  • Anytime within 12 months of the child’s birth, as long as there’s still sufficient time to take leave before your child turns 1.

Note: Once you’ve applied for shared parental leave, the decision is final.