Paternity leave (cf. Article 26.28 to 26.32)

A male or female resident whose spouse gives birth is entitled to five working days’ leave at the time of the child’s birth. One of these days may be used for the child’s baptism or registration.

In addition to this leave, a male or female resident whose spouse gives birth is entitled to no more than five consecutive weeks’ unpaid leave that is paid partly by the QPIP and partly by your paying establishment. Paternity leave cannot be divided. The benefits will be determined on the basis of the type of plan chosen (general or special) by the first of the two parents to have received benefits. Don’t forget that, just like a female resident who gives birth or adopts, a male or female resident who decides to take paternity leave agrees to extend his or her residency by the same number of weeks.

QPIP basic plan

Paternity leave

(Art. 26.28)

1 week

5 days paid at 100% by the employer

Paternity leave

(Art. 26.29)

5 weeks

5 weeks’ QPIP paternity benefits (70%) + employer’s allowance = 100% of usual salary

Parental leave (divisible between spouses)

(Art. 26.41)

Maximum 7 weeks*

7 weeks’ QPIP parental benefits (70%)

Maximum 25 weeks*

25 weeks’ QPIP parental benefits (55%)

Total:

38 weeks, of which 37 are paid by the QPIP

* The number of weeks of parental leave available will be reduced by the number of weeks taken by the mother.

 

QPIP special plan

Paternity leave

(Art. 26.28)

1 week

5 days paid at 100% by the employer

Paternity leave (5 weeks)

(Art. 26.29)

3 weeks

3 weeks’ QPIP paternity benefits (75%) + employer’s allowance = 100% of usual salary

2 weeks

Unpaid paternity leave

Parental leave (divisible between spouses)

(Art. 26.41)

Maximum 25 weeks*

25 weeks’ QPIP parental benefits (75%)

Total:

29 weeks, of which 28 are paid by the QPIP, plus a possible 2 weeks unpaid

*The number of weeks of parental leave available will be reduced by the number of weeks taken by the mother.