Québec Parental Insurance Plan

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As of February 1, 2021, the withholding of amounts from parental insurance benefits for the repayment of a debt will resume.

The Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale is ending the flexibility measure that temporarily suspended the withholding of amounts from parental insurance benefits.

For more information on the repayment of a debt, consult the Payment method section of the Centre de recouvrement.

The tax slips showing the amount of parental insurance benefits you received in 2020 are now available in your online file. You can consult, download and print them as needed. 

If you asked to receive a printed version of your tax slips by mail, they will be sent by mail between January 25 and February 28, 2021.

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.

As of July 31, 2020, the withholding of amounts from parental insurance benefits for the repayment of a debt will resume.

The Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale is ending the flexibility measure that temporarily suspended the withholding of amounts for the repayment of a debt. That measure was implemented on April 20, 2020, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you move, you must inform the QPIP of your new address and telephone number. To do so, access your online file, or call the Centre de service à la clientèle at 1-888-610-7727. The information is needed in order for us to send you important information, such as your income tax slips. Note that you must provide us with your new address even if you have already made a change of address using the Service québécois de changement d’adresse.

On June 15, 2020, the Conseil des ministres announced in a press release (French only) that Québec Parental Insurance Plan premium rates for 2021 will remain at the same level as in 2020.

The premium rate (as a percentage of insurable income), is 0.494% for salaried workers, 0.692% for employers and 0.878% for self-employed workers.

The Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale has introduced a new flexibility measure to financially assist parents receiving benefits under the Québec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP) during the COVID-19 epidemic. Under this measure, the withholding of amounts from parental insurance benefits for the repayment of a debt is temporarily suspended.

This measure came into effect on April 20, 2020 for three months and does not require the beneficiaries concerned to take any specific steps.

On March 28, 2020, the Gouvernement du Québec announced a flexibility measure for workers who want to interrupt or defer their parental leave in order to go back to work, either for their current or another employer, during the public health emergency related to COVID-19. If you would like to take advantage of this measure, please call the Centre de service à la clientèle du RQAP.