Canada Pension Plan (CPP)

Introducing the Canada Pension Plan


In this section, you will be able to see what happens to your estimated CPP retirement pension under various circumstances. You can get an estimate at different ages and see how the amount changes if your future earnings change.

Remember, the last CPP result will appear in the summary table.


The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) provides a monthly retirement pension to contributors. The maximum amount at age 65 for a CPP retirement pension is $1,038 per month/ $12,456 per year (as of 2014).

The CPP also provides Disability and Survivors benefits. Learn more about contributing to the CPP and its other benefits and provisions.

CPP benefits do not start automatically, you must apply for them.

Workers in Quebec contribute to the Quebec Pension Plan (QPP), which provides similar benefits. If this applies to you, you can get more information and enter your QPP estimate in the calculator.