Administration of the Canada Pension Plan and the Employment Insurance Act

Introduction

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) jointly administer the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and the Employment Insurance Act (EIA). However, each organization has separate and distinct roles and responsibilities.

The CRA's responsibilities

The CRA is responsible for determining:

The CRA is also responsible for ensuring that CPP contributions and EI premiums are deducted, remitted, and reported as required by legislation.

ESDC's responsibilities

ESDC is responsible for:

Please note that the EIA specifically refers to the Canada Employment Insurance Commission (CEIC) as being responsible for many of the activities listed above. However, the CEIC is an entity under the umbrella of ESDC.

Legislative references

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