Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Contributors Tables Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Contributors Tables are released annually and provide historical statistics on the number of contributors by place of residence and the distribution of contributors by earnings. Although the release is annual, the data are two years in arrears. This is due to ongoing updates of the Canada Revenue Agency T4 files prior to issuing. In order to ensure client confidentiality, an 'X' has been placed where the number of clients receiving a particular benefit is equal to or below 9. In order to avoid residual disclosure, an 'X' has also been placed where the next number of clients was found, which may be lowest below, equal to, or above 9. This report uses total earnings for each person that may be composed from multiple employers. Earnings are capped at $99,999 per employer. If an individual has multiple employers then their total earnings can sum to $100,000 and over. 2012-01-31 2017-04-20 Employment and Social Development Canada open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca Society and CultureCanada Pension PlanCPPearningscontributors Number of CPP contributors, by year and place of residence, 1966-2014CSV http://www.edsc-esdc.gc.ca/ouvert-open/isp/pima-igap/20141231_cotis_contrib.csv Number of CPP contributors, by earnings level and place of residence, 2011-2014CSV http://www.edsc-esdc.gc.ca/ouvert-open/isp/pima-igap/20141231-cotisgain-contribearn.csv

Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Contributors Tables

Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Contributors Tables are released annually and provide historical statistics on the number of contributors by place of residence and the distribution of contributors by earnings. Although the release is annual, the data are two years in arrears. This is due to ongoing updates of the Canada Revenue Agency T4 files prior to issuing. In order to ensure client confidentiality, an 'X' has been placed where the number of clients receiving a particular benefit is equal to or below 9. In order to avoid residual disclosure, an 'X' has also been placed where the next number of clients was found, which may be lowest below, equal to, or above 9. This report uses total earnings for each person that may be composed from multiple employers. Earnings are capped at $99,999 per employer. If an individual has multiple employers then their total earnings can sum to $100,000 and over.

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Comments(14 )

Apologies up front, but I'm having trouble finding the info I need - hopefully you can point me in the right direction. I am 35 and have had to stop working due to Multiple Sclerosis. Is there any way I can find out if I have even paid enough into CPP to be eligible for it? I have been working for the last 17 years and legally contributing. Thank you in advance!

Hi Lauren, CPP eligibility information can be found here: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/publicpensions/cpp/cpp-benefit/eligibility.html Our team only handles comments relating to the datasets and information posted on open.canada.ca so I would recommend you contact CPP directly to have a more clear answer: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/contact/cpp.html I hope that helps! Momin, the Open Government team.

I would like to know if I collect my CPP at age 60 but continue to work and contribute how will this impact what I receive monthly from CPP?

Hi Gail, this comment system leads to the team responsible for transparency and accountability work in the public service. We host datasets and records about many things, including historic statistics on CPP, EI, and OAS but we do not deal directly with these services. I would recommend visiting the following website: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/publicpensions/cpp/cpp-benefit/amount.html If that doesn't help, I would suggest you contact CPP directly: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/contact/cpp.html?_ga=1.131139151.1125056623.1484331981#detai... Thank you, Momin, the Open Government team.

I will be turning 60 in June 2018. I would like to know how much I would receive in CPP. How do I find out this number? Thank you. Ruta

Hi Ruta, this comment system leads to the team responsible for transparency and accountability work in the public service. We host datasets and records about many things, including historic statistics on CPP, EI, and OAS but we do not deal directly with these services. I would recommend visiting the following website: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/publicpensions/cpp/cpp-benefit/amount.html If that doesn't help, I would suggest you contact CPP directly: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/contact/cpp.html?_ga=1.131139151.1125056623.1484331981#detai... Thank you, Momin, the Open Government team.

The English name William appears on my Canada passport and Canada citizenship card ( front ), however, this English name does not show on my Driver's Licence. Will this affect the application for my pension in the future ? if yes, on which documents should I change the name, and how ?

Hi William, this comment system leads to the team responsible for transparency and accountability work in the public service. We host datasets and records about many things, including statistics on OAS and CPP but are not the correct contact for answers related to these services. I recommend you contact CPP directly: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/contact/cpp.html?_ga=1.131139151.1125056623.1484331981#details-panel2 Hope that helps! Momin, the Open Government team.

I saw the pension calculator. That is NOT what I want. I want to see the formula used to calculate the CPP benefit. It used to be on-line, and it is a poor service, and it is even hiding information, to purposely not publish the formula for how CPP is calculated. I saw it in prior years and it was not that complicated to me, even considering the dropping out provision, leaving/starting CPP early, etc. - certainly "complexity" is not that much and it is not an excuse to NOT publish the formula. I just want the current formula confirmed. Thank you.

Hi Natalie, this comment system leads to the team responsible for transparency and accountability work in the public service. We host datasets and records about many things, including historical CPP contributions but we do not hold information on how CPP is calculated. I would recommend you contact Canada Revenue Agency directly. Their information can be found here: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/contact/cpp.html#details-panel2 Thank you, Momin, the Open Government team

I am 59 and stopped working 5 years ago. I am not sure if I should apply for pension at the age of 60 or 65, where I can calculate which option would be the most benefited for me. Very confused about the 8 years dropping the lowest years and the 36% of decrease when you apply before 65. Thank you

Hi, I recommend you contact Canada Pension Plan, their information can be found here: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/contact/cpp.html#details-panel2 Thank you, Momin, Open Government team.

Search for CPP calculation but couldn't find any result

Hi Shirley, thank you for your comment. Can you clarify what specific calculations you are looking for? If you are looking to calculate your CPP, you can do so here: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/publicpensions/cpp/retirement-income-calculator.html For more general CPP information, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/publicpensions/cpp.html Thank you and I hope this helps. Momin, Open Government team.