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. 2012-01-31 2017-08-10 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, 1966-2015CSV http://www.edsc-esdc.gc.ca/ouvert-open/isp/pima-igap/20151231_cotis_contrib.csv Number of CPP contributors, by earnings level and place of residence, 2011-2015CSV http://www.edsc-esdc.gc.ca/ouvert-open/isp/pima-igap/20151231-cotisgain-contribearn.csv Number of CPP contributors, by earnings level and place of residence, 2011-2015XLSM http://www.edsc-esdc.gc.ca/ouvert-open/isp/pima-igap/20151231-cotisgain-contribearn.xlsm Number of CPP contributors, by year and place of residence, 1966-2015XLSM http://www.edsc-esdc.gc.ca/ouvert-open/isp/pima-igap/20151231_cotis_contrib.xlsm

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.

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Number of CPP contributors, by earnings level and place of residence, 2011-2015 Dataset XLSM English
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Number of CPP contributors, by year and place of residence, 1966-2015 Dataset XLSM English
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Comments (30)

I would like to know how much I would get on cpp

Hi Bob, 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 and OAS, but we don't deal with these services directly. Here are some resources that may be of use to you: CPP Calculator: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/publicpensions/cpp/retirement-income-calculator.html General Information on CPP: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/publicpensions/cpp/cpp-benefit/amount.html Sorry I could not be of more help. Momin The Open Government team

I've been trying to contact the CPP department, looking for my CPP statement. However, I've tried numerous times to call but the recording says they are experiencing a larger number of calls right now and to call back later. Is there another way I can obtain a printout of my CPP payments/earnings?

Hello, 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, but we do not deal with this service directly. If you have a Service Canada account, you may be able to access your CPP through it. If not, you can go here to register for one: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/my-account.html If this doesn't work for you, unfortunately you will have to try and call CPP again. Sorry I could not be of more help. Regards, Momin The Open Government team

I would to have monies taken off my CPP monthly. How can I accomplish thi?

Hi Jacqueline, 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 CPP contributions but we do not directly deal with CPP services. My best recommendation would be to contact CPP directly: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/contact/cpp.html?_ga=2.42275939.753977365.1501508284-1125056... I hope this helps. Regards, Momin The Open Government team

I already age 68 but still working, can't I stop my CPP contribution, Yes / No ? If "yes" which government's department I can inform or through my company ? Thx

Hi Albert, 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 CPP contributions but we do not directly deal with CPP services. My best recommendation would be to contact CPP directly: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/contact/cpp.html?_ga=2.42275939.753977365.1501508284-1125056623.1484331981 I hope this helps. Regards, Momin The Open Government team

Hi. I am 63 yrs old & have been collecting CPP for many years as I am a widow & also started to collect my personal CPP at age 60. I am wondering how to get taxes taken from my cheques as I have a balance owing this year. That would solve this issue. Thank you

Hi Karen, 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 CPP contributions but we do not directly deal with CPP services. 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 get answers to all your questions: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/contact/cpp.html Thank you, Open Government team

Hi, I came to Canada when I was 27. I started contribute to CPP at age 28. Does this 9 years deducte from my total contributing years ( b/w 18 and 27)?

Helen, 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 CPP contributions but we do not directly deal with CPP services. 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 get answers to all your questions: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/contact/cpp.html Thank you, Momin, the Open Government team.

I applied for CPP and recieved a letter with a number on it and where do I go from here. And has my Maiden name not my marred name,would this be correct

Hi Bev, 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 CPP contributions. 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 get answers to all your questions: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/contact/cpp.html Thank you, Momin, the Open Government team.

cpp calculator link provided is broken or link name changed /www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/publicpensions/cpp/retirement-income-calculator.htm

Hi Eduardo, Thanks for pointing that out to us. The new link can be found here: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/publicpensions/cpp/retirement-income-calculator.html Regards, Momin, the Open Government team.

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.