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Life Events

Whether you are moving, planning a leave or expanding your family, a life event can affect your benefits, pension and other information at McMaster. The below information will help you understand the required steps when you experience a life event.

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Statutory Leaves of Absence Learn More

The Employment Standards Act of Ontario provides for job-protected leaves of absence for a variety of reasons including pregnancy and parental leave, family caregiver leave, reservist leave and more.

Planning for Retirement Learn More

In preparing for retirement, it is important to understand all the factors involved in your decision. There are a number of resources available to guide you through the process and have been included here for your convenience.

Moving Learn More

Make sure to update your personal information if you move with Human Resources.

Workplace Accommodations Learn More

Workplace accommodation may involve a service, adaptation or adjustment in the work environment that enable individuals to compete for jobs and perform employment activities without discrimination on a prohibited ground.

Marital and Family Status Changes Learn More

In the case of Marriage or Common Law Declaration, Divorce or Separation, please download the applicable forms to update your information with Human Resources.

Planning for Childcare

McMaster University is fortunate to have on-campus daycare services for faculty, staff and students. McMaster Children’s Centre is a licensed, non-profit, self-supporting corporation that is administered by a director and Board of Directors. McMaster Children’s Centre opened its doors in 1975 and has continued to serve the community to this day. They are currently licensed for 63 children, ranging in ages from 18 months to 5 years.