In force since January 1, 2006, the Québec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP) is an effective means for workers to better reconcile work and family responsibilities. It is designed to support new parents, encourage them in their desire to have children and support them as they devote more time to their children in their first months.
The QPIP is set up to pay benefits to all eligible workers - salaried and/or self-employed - taking maternity leave, paternity leave, parental leave or adoption leave.
It replaces the maternity, parental or adoption benefits previously provided to Québec parents under the federal employment insurance plan.
The QPIP is an income replacement plan: to be eligible, you must have received work income.