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Parental Rights

Maternity, Paternity, Adoption 

Changes to QPIP: Adoption of Bill 51, An Act mainly to improve the flexibility of the parental insurance plan in order to promote family-work balance.

View documents below.

Highlights: Bill 51

Implementation: Bill 51

Comparative table of former QPIP benefits and the changes adopted

Additional Benefits for Single Parents and Increased Benefits for Low-income Workers

My Parental Rights And The Quebec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP)

Teachers working in the public sector may be eligible to receive government-paid maternity, paternity, or adoption benefits. In addition to the government plans, teachers have additional rights as stipulated in the collective agreement.  The QPAT My Parental Rights and the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP) 2022 booklet will provide you with an overview of how the government plans and the collective agreement are linked when covering maternity, paternity, and adoption leaves.

For more information on the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan, visit its website:

Frequently asked questions

Yes. As long as you have a contract, essentially, you have the same rights as a regular teacher. Contact your local union for additional information on your rights.

No. You have five options to choose from and can stay home on a leave-of-absence without pay to extend your maternity/paternity/adoption leave for up to three school years. Contact your local union for more details.

No. You have four full days (or eight half-days) for medical appointments relating to your pregnancy.

Need additional help?

You may contact QPAT via email at any time. However, your local union represents you on behalf of the provincial Association. Your local union is the first place to call for more Information