Québec Parental Insurance Plan

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A flexibility measure is available for workers who want to interrupt or defer their parental leave in order to go back to work related to the COVID-19 public health emergency, whether for their current employer or a different one. If you would like to take advantage of this measure, please call the Centre de service à la clientèle.

As this is Fraud Prevention Month, we remind you that it is important to be prudent and vigilant, when it comes to sharing your personal information.

When you receive a request for information, make sure you know where it’s coming from and if it’s legitimate. For instance, a representative of the Québec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP) will never offer to come to your home to help you fill an application for benefits.

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.