The Québec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP) is generous, flexible, accessible and provides benefits specifically for the father.


More generous.

  • The maximum insurable earnings considered when calculating benefits are $72,500 in 2017 and $74,000 in 2018. This income is adjusted on January 1 of each year at the rate set by the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST).


More flexible.
  • You can choose between QPIP's two options: the basic plan and the special plan. They differ in the duration of leave and the percentage of income replaced.

You can therefore receive lower benefits for a longer period or higher benefits for a shorter period.

  • Benefits are payable as of the first day of eligibility for them.


More accessible.
  • Salaried workers and self-employed workers may be eligible for the QPIP.
  • Farmers with a salaried job on or away from the farm and who have shares in the farming business may be eligible for the QPIP.
  • The minimum insurable earnings considered when calculating the benefits is $2,000, regardless of the number of hours worked.

Benefits specifically for the father

More for the father.

  • Paternity benefits are available exclusively for the newborn's father.


Last update: 2017-11-07

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