Canadian Retirement Income Calculator
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The Canadian Retirement Income Calculator will provide you with retirement income information. This includes the Old Age Security (OAS) pension and Canada Pension Plan (CPP) retirement benefits. To estimate your retirement incomes from various sources, you will need to work through a series of modules. You will then need to compare them to your goal income. It also allows you to see the impact of the changes you make in how you save.
The calculator will help you better understand how each pillar of the retirement income system will contribute to your future financial security.
This online service includes information on the Post Retirement Benefit (PRB). It will help you better understand how contributions to this new benefit will further contribute to your financial security after you retire.
The calculator's results are estimates. You should not use them for financial planning. The calculator does not collect personal information or identifiers.
Starting in 2019, the CPP will be gradually enhanced. At this time, the CRIC results do not reflect the enhancement. This means that estimates may not be accurate. Work is underway to include the CPP enhancement in the benefit estimates. You can read about the upcoming enhancements to the CPP.
What do I need to begin?
It will take you approximately 30 minutes to use the calculator. To get the most out of your session, you may wish to have access to the following:
- CPP Statement of Contributions or QPP Statement of Participation
- financial information about your employer pension (if applicable);
- recent RRSP statement(s) (if applicable); and
- statements for other savings that will provide ongoing monthly retirement income (annuities, foreign pensions; survivor pensions, etc.).
To use this calculator you must have access to a modern Web browser. For example:
- Internet Explorer (version 9 or newer)
- Mozilla Firefox (version 22 or newer)
- Safari (version 5 or newer), or
- Google Chrome (version 28 or newer)
If you are married or living in a common-law relationship, you must each use the calculator separately and compare your results to understand your overall situation. It is also important for couples to know how a partner's death or the end of the relationship could affect their financial situation.
In an effort to continuously improve our online services to Canadians, we would appreciate your feedback.
How to modify or adjust your CPP information:
Find out how you can correct inaccurate or incomplete information or how to disclose information not already reported during previous dealings with the CPP and/or OAS programs by reading the Disclosure Policy.
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