In Canada....u are paid a certain % of your regular wages for 35 weeks I think it is* so like 8months*.........here's something off a Canada gov't website info regarding maternity leave...........
If you are employed in insurable employment, your employer will deduct the applicable EI premiums from your wages or salary. There is no minimum or maximum age for paying EI premiums.
You need to pay EI premiums on all your earnings up to a maximum amount. In 2019, for every $100 you earn, your employer will deduct $1.62, until your annual earnings reach the maximum yearly insurable amount of $53,100. The maximum amount of premiums to be paid in 2019 is therefore $860.22.
Since Quebec has its own program that offers maternity, paternity, and parental benefits, the Government of Canada has adjusted the premiums accordingly for that province. In 2019, the premium rate for workers in Quebec is set at $1.25 for every $100 of earnings, up to a maximum amount of $663.75 for the year.
It's different for many in other countries*