Employees and the 2024 CPP changes

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  • Employee
  • Age 28
  • A Canadian employee
  • Wants to save money for retirement
  • Looking to understand their Canada
  • Pension Plan (CPP) contributions

How will the 2024 CPP changes affect Miguel?

Miguel is considered a higher-income earner because their annual income is higher than the amount of the Year’s Maximum Pensionable Earnings (YMPE), or the “first earnings ceiling”.

Starting in 2024, higher-income earners like Miguel will begin making second additional CPP contributions (CPP2).

The CPP changes will provide up to 50% more CPP benefit income for employees who reach retirement age in approximately 40 years.

How are Miguel’s CPP2 contributions calculated?

Starting in 2024, anyone who earns annual income higher than the amount of the YMPE will make CPP2 contributions. Employers will make a matching CPP2 contribution.

As an employee, Miguel’s CPP2 annual contribution equals 4% of the income they make between the first earnings ceiling and a higher “second earnings ceiling”.

In 2024: the second earnings ceiling is approximately YMPE plus 7%.

In 2025 and every year after: the second earnings ceiling is approximately YMPE plus 14%.

Miguel’s employer will deduct CPP2 from their paycheque, just like they do for their regular CPP contributions.

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