Québec Parental Insurance Plan

Tables of Benefits

Pregnancy and Birth

Your Child Was Born on or After January 1, 2021

Type of Benefits Basic Plan Special Plan
Maternity
Non-shareable benefits  

18 weeks

70% of earnings*

15 weeks

75% of earnings*

Paternity
Non-shareable benefits  

5 weeks

70% of earnings*

3 weeks

75% of earnings*

Parental
Shareable benefits 

32 weeks

  • First 7 weeks: 70% of earnings*
  • Next 25 weeks: 55% of earnings*

4 additional benefit weeks once 8 shareable parental benefit weeks have been paid to each parent: 55% of earnings

25 weeks

75% of earnings*

3 additional benefit weeks once 6 shareable parental benefit weeks have been paid to each  

Parental for Multiple Births
Non-shareable benefits  

5 weeks to each parent

70% of earnings*

3 weeks to each parent

75% of earnings*

Basic Plan Special Plan
Maternity
Non-shareable benefits

18 weeks

70% of earnings*

15 weeks

75% of earnings*

Paternity
Non-shareable benefits

5 weeks

70% of earnings*

3 weeks

75% of earnings*

Parental
Shareable benefits 

32 weeks

  • First 7 weeks: 70% of earnings*
  • Next 25 weeks: 55% of earnings*

4 additional benefit weeks once 8 shareable parental benefit weeks have been paid to each parent: 55% of earnings

25 weeks

75% of earnings*

3 additional benefit weeks once 6 shareable parental benefit weeks have been paid to each  

Parental for Multiple Births
Non-shareable benefits 

5 weeks to each parent

70% of earnings*

3 weeks to each parent

75% of earnings*

*The amount of the benefit is calculated according to the percentage of average weekly earnings (% of earnings) 

Your Child Was Born Before January 1, 2021

Type of Benefits Basic Plan Special Plan
Maternity
Non-shareable benefits  

18 weeks

70% of earnings*

15 weeks

75% of earnings*

Paternity
Non-shareable benefits 

5 weeks

70% of earnings*

3 weeks

75% of earnings*

Parental
Shareable benefits 

32 weeks

  • First 7 weeks: 70% of earnings*
  • Next 25 weeks: 55% of earnings*

25 weeks

75% of earnings*

Basic Plan Special Plan
Maternity
Non-shareable benefits 

18 weeks

70% of earnings*

15 weeks

75% of earnings*

Paternity
Non-shareable benefits 

5 weeks

70% of earnings*

3 weeks

75% of earnings*

Parental
Shareable benefits 

32 weeks

  • First 7 weeks: 70% of earnings*
  • Next 25 weeks: 55% of earnings*

25 weeks

75% of earnings*

*The amount of the benefit is calculated according to the percentage of average weekly earnings (% of earnings) 

Adoption

You Adopted Your Child on or After January 1, 2021

Type of Benefits Basic Plan Special Plan
Adoption
Non-shareable benefits

5 weeks to each parent

70% of earnings*

3 weeks to each parent

75% of earnings*

Adoption-Related Welcome and Support Benefits 
Shareable benefits

13 weeks

70% of earnings*

12 weeks

75% of earnings*

Adoption
Shareable benefits

32 weeks

  • First 7 weeks: 70% of earnings*
  • Next 25 weeks: 55% of earnings*

4 additional benefit weeks once 8 shareable adoption benefit weeks have been paid to each parent: 55% of earnings

25 weeks

75% of earnings*

3 additional benefit weeks once 6 shareable adoption benefit weeks have been paid to each parent: 75% of earnings 

Multiple Adoption 
Non-shareable benefits

5 weeks to each parent

70% of earnings*

3 weeks to each parent

75% of earnings*

Basic Plan Special Plan
Adoption
Non-shareable benefits

5 weeks to each parent

70% of earnings*

3 weeks to each parent

75% of earnings*

Adoption-Related Welcome and Support Benefits 
Shareable benefits

13 weeks

70% of earnings*

12 weeks

75% of earnings*

Adoption
Shareable benefits

32 weeks

  • First 7 weeks: 70% of earnings*
  • Next 25 weeks: 55% of earnings*

4 additional benefit weeks once 8 shareable adoption benefit weeks have been paid to each parent: 55% of earnings

25 weeks

75% of earnings*

3 additional benefit weeks once 6 shareable adoption benefit weeks have been paid to each parent: 75% of earnings 

Multiple Adoption 
Non-shareable benefits

5 weeks to each parent

70% of earnings*

3 weeks to each parent

75% of earnings*

*The amount of the benefit is calculated according to the percentage of average weekly earnings (% of earnings) 

You Adopted Your Child Before January 1, 2021

Type of Benefits Basic Plan Special Plan
Adoption
Shareable benefits

37 weeks

  • First 12 weeks: 70% of earnings*
  • Next 25 weeks: 55% of earnings*

28 weeks

75% of earnings*

Basic Plan Special Plan
Adoption
Shareable benefits

37 weeks

  • First 12 weeks: 70% of earnings*
  • Next 25 weeks: 55% of earnings*

28 weeks

75% of earnings*

*The amount of the benefit is calculated according to the percentage of average weekly earnings (% of earnings) 

Last update: April 14, 2021