You are going through a low-income period
Unemployment? Parental leave? We will take into account your total contributions for an entire year. If, for example, you worked for 6 months in a given year, your annual contribution will be distributed over the entire year: this could be, in your case, a year in which your earnings were lower or nil.
However, we exclude certain months in which your earnings were low or nil from your contributory period. This has the effect of raising your average monthly earnings, thus increasing the amount of your pension.
Other useful links
Consult the information under Birth and adoption to find out more about the Family Allowance measure, which is part of Québec's family policy.
To find out the steps to take before and after the birth of a child or to get more information on parental leaves, consult the section Becoming a Parent on Québec.ca.