The QPAT Collective Agreement for 2021: What You Need to Know

As a teacher in Quebec, understanding the QPAT collective agreement is essential. This agreement outlines the terms and conditions of your employment, including salary, benefits, and working conditions. As of 2021, there have been some updates to the QPAT collective agreement that all teachers should be aware of. In this article, we’ll explore some of the key changes and updates to the agreement.

Salary Increases

One of the most significant updates to the QPAT collective agreement is the salary increases. For the 2021-2022 school year, teachers will see a 3.4% increase in their salary. This increase will be retroactive to September 1, 2021. Additionally, there will be further salary increases for the next two school years, with a 2.4% increase in 2022-2023 and a 2.1% increase in 2023-2024.

Improved Health and Wellness Benefits

The QPAT collective agreement has also seen improvements to health and wellness benefits. As of September 1, 2021, the maximum amount for paramedical services increased to $1,500 per year. This means that teachers can receive more coverage for services like massage therapy, physiotherapy, and chiropractic care.

There have also been improvements to the mental health benefits for teachers. QPAT has increased the annual maximum for mental health services to $1,000. This increase will allow teachers to access more mental health services, including counseling and psychotherapy.

Enhanced Personal Leave

Another significant improvement to the QPAT collective agreement is an enhanced personal leave. Beginning on September 1, 2021, teachers will have five paid personal leave days per year. These days can be used for personal illness, personal matters, or family obligations.

Additionally, teachers will now have access to two paid bereavement leave days per year. This will allow teachers to take time off for mourning and grieving after the loss of a loved one.


The QPAT collective agreement for 2021 has seen some significant updates that will benefit Quebec teachers. Salary increases, improved health and wellness benefits, and enhanced personal leave are just some of the changes that teachers can expect. As a teacher, it’s important to stay informed about the collective agreement to ensure that you’re receiving the benefits and compensation you deserve.