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What is the Canada Pension Plan?

The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) is a benefits plan for employees and people who are self-employed.

Workers who pay into the plan, or their former spouses or common-law partners, might get a retirement pension when they are old enough. Or they might get disability benefits if they can no longer work because of a disability.

There are also benefits for:

  • children of people who are receiving CPP disability benefits
  • children and spouses or common-law partners of CPP contributors who have died