All women who give birth in Canada and are Canadian citizens are entitled to paid time off of work, and the security of returning to their job after their leave is over.

Canada Employment  – Information on maternity benefits (qualification, length of leave and calculation of benefits).

Employment Standards B.C. – Information on your rights to a leave of absence from your work.
See also A Guide to the Employment Standards Act

Medical Services Plan B.C. (MSP)  – Pays for your pregnancy care from a midwife, physician or specialist. To receive coverage for your baby apply within 60 days after the birth.