Changes to the Québec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP) – Impacts on Maternity and Parental Benefits

October 26, 2021 - Defence Stories

Please read the information below on changes that were applied to the Québec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP), and the associated core public administration (CPA) collective agreement considerations.

QPIP has introduced several changes to their maternity, paternity, parental, and adoption benefits including:

For more information about these changes, please consult the following links from the Government of Quebec’s QPIP website:

Core public administration (CPA) collective agreements considerations

Pursuant to applicable CPA collective agreement provisions, for employees living in the province of Québec and covered under QPIP, a parental allowance is payable only under Option 1: standard parental allowance, which provides for up to 39 shared weeks of top-up parental allowance at 93% of the employee’s salary (see the relevant collective agreement for details). In addition employees are reminded that:

For more information, please refer to the CPA collective agreements as well as the following Human Resource Information Notices:

Employees are also reminded that some collective agreements do not provide for an extended parental leave without pay option. In this case, employees will need to request leave without pay for the care of family. In turn, organizations are encouraged to grant leave without pay based on the same considerations used for allowing parental leave without pay.

Employees who choose the extended parental leave without pay or leave without pay for care of family and who are consequently absent for more than one year, will maintain their incumbents’ rights to their position as they would have if they had chosen the standard parental leave without pay option.

Individuals should review their options carefully and choose the option that best suits their needs.

Questions should be directed to HR Connect RH (accessible only on the National Defence network), or you can submit a request for a pay consultation with a DND Compensation Advisor through HR Connect RH today (accessible only on the National Defence network)!

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