Child benefits and child benefit supplements are regulated by the Federal Child Benefit Act.
More information can be found at the birth announcement service.
A birth certificate or a certified copy of birth records may be requested from the registrar's office.
Parental leave can be taken until the child’s third birthday or pro rata until the child's eighth birthday. The parental benefits are an income-related federal subsidy during the child’s first twelve months.
They may be extended under certain circumstances for an additional two months.
Especially with the first child, there are many uncertainties.