Québec Parental Insurance Plan

  • Temporary adjustment of QPIP benefits

    The minimum benefit for parents whose benefit period under the Québec Parental Insurance Plan begins between September 27, 2020 and September 25, 2021 will now be $500 per week.

    This change requires no action on the part of the parents concerned.

    View the press release (French only)

  • Bill 51 adoption and assent

    Bill 51, An Act mainly to improve the flexibility of the parental insurance plan in order to promote family-work balance, was adopted by the National Assembly on October 27, 2020 and received assent on October 29, 2020.

    The new provisions will take effect on different dates and will be updated progressively on our website.

    To learn more about the key measures at their effective date, go to the Measures and effective dates of the provisions of the Act page.

  • Temporary adjustment of QPIP benefits

    The minimum benefit for parents whose benefit period under the Québec Parental Insurance Plan begins between September 27, 2020 and September 25, 2021 will now be $500 per week.

    This change requires no action on the part of the parents concerned.

    View the press release (French only)

  • Bill 51 adoption and assent

    Bill 51, An Act mainly to improve the flexibility of the parental insurance plan in order to promote family-work balance, was adopted by the National Assembly on October 27, 2020 and received assent on October 29, 2020.

    The new provisions will take effect on different dates and will be updated progressively on our website.

    To learn more about the key measures at their effective date, go to the Measures and effective dates of the provisions of the Act page.

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Update

As of January 1, 2021, the maximum insurable earnings taken into account when setting parental insurance benefits will increase to $83,500. Premium rates for the Québec Parental Insurance Plan remain unchanged in 2021.

For more information on premium rates and maximum insurable earnings.

The minimum benefit for parents whose benefit period under the Québec Parental Insurance Plan begins between September 27, 2020 and September 25, 2021 will now be $500 per week.

This temporary adjustment will ensure that Québec parents enjoy the same benefits as those in the rest of Canada, following the changes made by the federal government to Employment Insurance maternity, parental and adoption benefits. To that end, the eligibility period is aligned with the federal measure and is the same for all parents across Canada.

Bill 51, An Act mainly to improve the flexibility of the parental insurance plan in order to promote family-work balance, was adopted by the National Assembly of Québec on October 27, 2020 during an evening sitting. The Act was assented to on October 29, 2020.