Working while receiving a pension

Working while receiving the Canada Pension Plan

You may continue working while you’re receiving the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). If you’re between 60 and 65 years old, you must continue to contribute to the CPP. Your CPP contributions will go toward post-retirement benefits. These benefits will increase your retirement income when you stop working.

When you’re 65 years old, you can choose to stop making CPP contributions. If you decide to keep paying into the CPP at 65, your employer will also have to contribute. If you're self-employed, you'll have to pay both the employee and employer portions.

Learn more about the Canada Pension Plan and its post-retirement benefits.

Working while receiving the Québec Pension Plan

The Québec Pension Plan (QPP) may allow you to start receiving your pension while you continue to work. To do so, you must meet certain conditions.

If you work while receiving the QPP, you must continue to contribute to it. These contributions increase your retirement income. This is called the retirement pension supplement.

Learn more about the Québec Pension Plan and its retirement pension supplement.

Working while receiving the Old Age Security pension

The Old Age Security (OAS) pension may allow you to receive your pension while you're working. You may need to pay some of the OAS pension back if your income goes over a certain amount. This is called the OAS recovery tax.

Learn more about the Old Age Security pension and its recovery tax.

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