Maximum Pensionable Earnings and Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Amounts for 1997 to 2015

Maximum Pensionable Earnings and Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Amounts for 1997 to 2015
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I just started collecting CPP in Oct 2016. The amount is direct deposit into my bank account. I cannot find anywhere in the system what "my" benefit payment is. I have looked arouind the CPP website and my government account.
I can find my tax slip which tells me what was paid for the year but not the check amount. Your website has a "range" table but that's it. I can see what is deposited in my bank but cannot recall what the tax withholding % is. There should be somewhere that this information can be seen. It's not like it has not yet already been calculated!

Hi Jacques, 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, but we do not deal with personal CPP accounts.

I would recommend that you contact the Employment and Social Development Canada at the following contact:

I hope this helps.
Momin, the Open Government team.

Where is the MPE for 2016?????????

Hi, thank you for your question. This dataset is meant to show a historical account of MPE from 1997 to 2015. For the 2016 MPE please visit the following site:
Momin, Open Government team.

You used to have a very nice payment CALENDAR for CPP and OAS (not a list an actual calendar) you also had a page showing beginning and maximum amounts payable for both, and income amount cut offs, can't seem to find any of those benefit info pages, so probably won't be using your site again.

Judy, Sorry you didn’t find what you were looking for on the Canada site.
You have ended up in the open data portal - I suggest that you check here for the benefits calendar: and here for the amounts: In general, benefits information from the Government of Canada can be found here:
Hope this is helpful Judy.
Karin - open-ouvert team

I have been trying to find the historical increases in CPP for 1980 to 2016 and have been unable to locate that information. Can you direct me to that information.

The CRA’s role is limited to administering CPP contributions as part of payroll taxes. However, Service Canada, who, in conjunction with Economic and Social Development Canada has created a table of CPP maximum monthly rates of benefits from 1967 onwards. This can be found at:

Hope this is helpful!
Karin - the Open-ouvert Team

If I retire from work at age 57 and don't collect CPP till age 60 is it a benefit to me to contribute the maxium CPP contribution through to age 60? and How much would that be for 2017, 2018 2019 ?

I really appreciate the handy information from CRA's website! It's worthy the tax payment! :-)
Thank you so much for those who work behind the screen.

We are happy you like these services. Thank you for these kind words, we’ll forward them to the team at Canada Revenue Agency.

Thank you.