Quebec Funding for IVF & IUI
On November 10, 2015 Bill 20 was passed in the Province of Quebec and the following changes for the funding of assisted reproductive services for the provinces’ residents took effect immediately:
- There is no longer coverage for in-vitro fertilization (IVF), with the exception of egg or embryo freezing for oncology patients.
- Coverage for fertility treatments is replaced with a system of family income-based tax credits to a maximum of $20,000.00. For example, if total family income is $50,000.00 or less, you are eligible for a tax credit for 80% of fertility treatment costs; if total family income is $120,000 or more, you are eligible for a tax credit of 20% of fertility treatment costs. There is a sliding scale for total family incomes that fall in between these ranges.
- There is no longer coverage for the purchase of donor sperm.
Quebec residents are still eligible for this tax credit if they receive treatment at Ottawa Fertility Centre. For more information on the details of the tax credit, read the official announcement of changes from the Government of Quebec.