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April 30, 2018

Minimum wage as of May 1, 2018 – General rate raised to $12 an hour

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As of May 1, the general rate of the minimum wage will increase to $12 an hour, an increase of $0.75 an hour. The increase will improve the purchasing power of some 352 900 workers and allow businesses to increase productivity, particularly by reducing staff turnover.

March 22, 2018

Adapting the Québec Parental Insurance Plan to the needs of families in order to improve their quality of life

Departemental

The gouvernement du Québec considers it highly important to improve the quality of life of families. For more than 10 years, Québec families have in fact benefited from the Québec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP), a modern plan that is greatly appreciated by parents and firmly entrenched in the culture of Québec’s...

March 14, 2018

Toward a basic income for persons with a severely limited capacity for employment

Departemental

The Gouvernement du Québec has tabled draft legislation aimed at implementing the Basic Income Program, a measure for persons with a severely limited capacity for employment who are recipients of the Social Solidarity Program. Combined with existing income support measures, the creation of this measure would provide over 84,000 persons with...

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