Employee Premium Under the Québec Parental Insurance Plan
The Québec parental insurance plan (QPIP) is an income replacement plan administered by the Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale (MTESS). QPIP benefits replace the maternity benefits, parental benefits and adoption benefits that were previously available to new parents in Québec under the federal Employment Insurance plan.
As a worker, you are required to pay QPIP premiums. As an employee, you generally have nothing to do to meet this obligation, since your employer must withhold the premiums from your salary or wages. Our role consists of collecting the premiums that your employer has withheld from your salary or wages and remitting them to the MTESS.
For more information about the plan, visit the QPIP website.
For 2017, the maximum insurable income has been increased from $71,500 to $72,500. The employee premium rate is still 0.548%. Consequently, the maximum employee premium has increased from $391.82 to $397.30.
For 2018, the maximum insurable income has been increased from $72,500 to $74,000. The employee premium rate is 0.548%. Consequently, the maximum employee premium has increased from $397.30 to $405.52.