Public pensions

Information on the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security pension and related benefits, the Canadian retirement income calculator and retirement planning.

Providing Service Canada with your email address

New: When you apply for our benefits, you can provide your email address. We may send you an email to provide you with information or ask you to call us if we can’t reach you by phone. Please note that we won't ask you to send information such as SIN, banking, or other personal details by email.

Services and information

Canada Pension Plan retirement pension

Eligibility criteria, deciding when to take your pension, how to apply online and amounts.

Canada Pension Plan disability benefits

A taxable benefit you may be eligible for if you are unable to work because of a disability.

Old Age Security pension

A pension you can receive if you are 65 years of age or older and have lived in Canada for at least 10 years - even if you have never worked.

Guaranteed Income Supplement

A benefit you may be eligible to collect if you are an Old Age Security recipient with low income.

Allowance for people aged 60 to 64

Benefit available to the spouses or common-law partners of Guaranteed Income Supplement recipients.

Benefits for Canadians abroad

Information on Employment Insurance (EI), pensions, benefits and taxes, for those who work or live outside of Canada.

Retirement planning

Help you plan for retirement, including where your retirement income may come from, and what benefits you may be eligible for when you retire.

Allowance for the Survivor

Find out how to receive a benefit if you are a low-income widow and are not yet eligible for Old Age Security.

Survivor's Pension

Includes information on eligibility criteria, how to apply and amounts.


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