Public pensions

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


Canada Pension Plan retirement pension

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

Canada Pension Plan disability benefits

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

Old Age Security pension

Information on 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

Information on 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

Learn about this benefit available to the spouses or common-law partners of Guaranteed Income Supplement recipients.

Benefits for Canadians living abroad

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

Retirement planning

Information to 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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My Service Canada Account

Provides convenient and secure access to view and update your Employment Insurance, Canada Pension Plan, and Old Age Security information online.

Employment Insurance Maternity and Parental Benefits

Learn about income programs for individuals who are pregnant, have recently given birth, are adopting a child, or are caring for a newborn.

Vanier CGS

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship three year scholarships awards of $50,000 per year helps Canada’s universities attract highly qualified doctoral students who have displayed academic excellence, research potential, and leadership.

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