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EI Attachment Benefit for Adoptive and Intended Parents

Published on April 5, 2023 PDF(opens a new window)

Bill C-318 proposes to introduce an EI attachment benefit for parents who adopt a child under the age of 18, as well as for intended parents of a child born through surrogacy. Beneficiaries would receive 55 per cent of their average insurable weekly earnings for 15 weeks, up to a maximum amount determined by the maximum yearly insurable earnings in that year. For 2023, the maximum weekly benefit amount is $650. For each child, the 15 weeks of benefits could be divided between two parents.

PBO estimates the proposed new EI attachment benefit for adoptive and intended parents (parents of children born through surrogacy) will cost $88 million over 2023-24 to 2027-28.