Pay statements

This page explains pay statements for Canadian Armed Forces members and lets members view electronic pay statement inserts.

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Understanding your pay statement

Pay statements for Regular Force and Reserve Force members are not the same. The layout is different for each service group and deductions may vary from one person to another.

To better understand each section on your pay statement, view the sample pay statements for Regular Force and Reserve Force members.

Terms and acronyms

These are common terms and acronyms that you will find in different sections of your pay statement:

Regular Force

Pay statement section

  • Current payment: Amount of direct deposit on pay day
  • Date: Date of direct deposit.
  • Statement date: Date when pay statement was issued
  • Currency: Currency used to calculate the amount of the current payment

Reconciliation to previous statement section

  • Opening balance: Closing balance from previous pay statement
  • Add - Current pay and adjustments. Details are shown in the transaction details section
  • Taxable allowances: Taxable allowances. Details are shown in the transaction details section
  • Non-taxable allowances: Non-taxable allowances. Details are shown in the transaction details section
  • Year to date: Year to date totals for pay and allowances
  • Equals - Current Pay and Allowances: Sum of pay, taxable and non-taxable allowances
  • Less - Pay Deductions: Total of the pay deductions section
  • Equals - Current Pay Entitlement: Total entitlement as of the statement date
  • Less - Current Payment: Amount of direct deposit on pay day
  • Equals - Closing Balance: Amount remaining in account as of the statement date

Pay deductions section

  • Income tax (federal  and provincial), Pension (superannuation), CPP, QPP and PPIP, Employment insurance, Medical insurance plans, Charitable donations,  Savings bonds, Supplementary death benefits, Service income security insurance plan (including disability and survivor benefits)
  • Other pay allotments: Other pay allotments. Details are shown in the transaction details section
  • Other deductions: Other deductions. Details are shown in the transaction details section

Transaction details section

  • Current pay and adjustments details
  • Summary of taxable and non-taxable allowances
  • Pay allotments and other deductions details
  • Notes

Acronyms

The following acronyms may apply to the pay statement:

  • CPP - Canada Pension Plan
  • QPP - Quebec Pension Plan
  • PPIP - Provincial Parental Insurance Plan
  • PSHCP - Public Service Health Care Plan
  • PSDCP - Public Service Dental Care Plan
  • SDB - Supplementary Death Benefits
  • CFPAF - Canadian Forces Personnel Assistance Fund
  • NPF - Non Public Fund
Reserve Force

Pay statement header

  • Member's identification (Service number and name)
  • Pay period: Date of payment
  • UIC: Unit Identification Code of member's primary unit
  • UIC Empl: Unit Identification Code of member's employment unit.
  • Prov: Province of employment
  • Amounts of current and year-to-date earnigs and deductions

Pay statement

  • Taxable earnings: Days of attendance and allowances paid  for current pay period
  • Other credits/debits: other credits/debits for current pay period
  • Statutory deductions: CPP, QPP and PIP, Employment insurance, Income tax (federal and provincial) and pension contributions
  • Misc deductions: miscellanous deductions such as mess dues and cash payments
  • Payments: Amount of direct deposit or cheque on pay day

Reconciliation block

  • Opening balance: Closing balance from previous pay statement.
  • Plus - Taxable earnings and other credits/debits: Taxable earnings and other credits/debits.
  • Less -  Statutory deductions and miscellanous deductions: Statutory  and miscellanous deductions
  • Equals - Current pay entitlement: Total entitlement as of the statement date.
  • Less - Payments: Amount of direct deposit or cheque on pay day.
  • Equals - Closing balance: Amount remaining in account as of the statement date.

Message area

  • Notes.

Acronyms

The following acronyms may apply to the pay statement:

  • CPP - Canada Pension Plan
  • QPP - Quebec Pension Plan
  • PPIP - Provincial Parental Insurance Plan
  • PSHCP - Public Service Health Care Plan
  • PSDCP - Public Service Dental Care Plan
  • SDB - Supplementary Death Benefits
  • CFPF - Canadian Forces Pension Fund
  • CFRPF - Canadian Forces Reserve Pension Fund

Pay statement inserts

Pay statement inserts are messages that are sometimes included with your pay statement. These messages have important information about current or upcoming changes related to your pay.

The pay statement inserts below are listed chronologically by date, with the most recent at the top of the list. Read the latest inserts for Regular Force and Reserve Force members:

Service group Subject Message Date
Regular Force and Reserve Force 2018 Pension Contribution Rate Changes Members who contribute to the full-time pension plan (CFSA Part 1) will pay 9.83% up to the CPP/QPP maximum and 12.13% on earnings above this maximum End-December 2017
Regular Force and Reserve Force CAF Pension Plans Administration Transition

On July 4, 2016, the administration of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) pension plans for serving CAF members will be transferred to the Government of Canada Pension Centre at Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) (previously Public Works and Government Services Canada).

Effective July 4, 2016, all pension related inquiries should be directed to the new Pension Centre. Members will be able to use the existing Director Canadian Forces Pension Services (DCFPS) Toll Free Number: 1‑800‑267‑0325. Additional contact information will be provided in June 2016 (including fax number, address, etc.).

The Government of Canada Pension Centre will primarily be staffed by employees transferred from the Department of National Defence (DND) and PSPC who are experienced and knowledgeable about CAF pensions. This will ensure that a high level of quality service continues to be provided to CAF members, retirees and their families.

NOTE: In the three weeks immediately prior to July 4, 2016, pension services will be limited as the current pension administration system is disabled and the new pension system in brought online. In this period, members will continue to be able to contact Director Canadian Forces Pension Services (DCFPS) for urgent enquiries and cases such as Death in Service.

Where can I go for more information?

For more information about this transition including improved services and changes for members, visit the CAF Pension Web site at: http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/caf-community-pension/military-pension-renewal.page

Members can continue to contact the following:

Director Canadian Forces Pension Services (DCFPS) Toll free: 1-800-267-0325 National Capital Region and outside Canada & United States: 613-971-6012

Mid-May 2016

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