Quebec considers QPP reforms

Longer life expectancy, changing retirement patterns among province’s challenges
By Sheila Brawn
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/21/2017
Quebec Legislature
Quebec’s provincial government sought public input on whether it should adopt the federal government’s CPP changes, implement its own QPP proposals or leave the plan as is. Credit: Mathieu Belanger (Reuters)

Employers with Quebec payrolls could soon learn whether the provincial government will make changes to the Quebec Pension Plan (QPP).

In December, Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitão released a discussion paper outlining possible options for enhancing the plan’s retirement benefits. In January, a National Assembly finance committee held consultations on the issue.

The discussion paper, Strengthening the Plan to Promote Greater Intergenerational Fairness, asked for public input on whether the Quebec government should adopt changes that the federal government is making to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), implement its own QPP proposals or leave the plan as is.