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Premiums

The Québec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP) is an independent insurance plan funded by the premiums paid by salaried workers, self-employed workers and employers. These premiums, which are supplemented by investment income, are used solely to cover the QPIP’s financial commitments.

QPIP premium rates in 2017:

Contributor Category Contribution Rate Premium on $100
of Insurable Income
Salaried workers 0.548% $0.548
Employers 0.767% $0.767
Self-employed workers 0.973% $0.973

The QPIP maximum insurable earnings are the same as that set by the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST). In 2017, it is $72,500.

For more information on QPIP premiums, visit the Revenu Québec website.Link to external site and open in a new window.

Reduction in federal Employment Insurance premiums

Since the QPIP took effect on January 1, 2006, the federal Employment Insurance plan no longer pays maternity, paternity, parental or adoption benefits for Québec contributors. Instead, Québec contributors pay a reduced rate of employment insurance contributions, which is determined by the federal government. For 2017, the reduction is set at 0.36% of insurable earnings for salaried workers. For employers, the reduction is 1.4 times the salaried workers’ reduction. Self-employed workers who choose to participate in the sickness and compassionate care measure of the federal Employment Insurance program also benefit from a reduction equal to 0.36% of their insurable income.

For 2017, the maximum insurable income for the federal Employment Insurance plan is $51,300.

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Last update: 2017-01-16

Note: The information contained on this website cannot be used for legal interpretation purposes and does not replace the provisions of the relevant statutes and regulations.