TN 4 (05-98)

GN 01715.010 Overview of the Canadian Social Security System - Introduction

Canada provides old-age, survivors, and disability benefits through two separate programs, which together make up a two-tier social insurance system:

  • first tier - Old Age Security Program (OAS) pays residence-based benefits. It is applicable throughout Canada.

  • second tier - Canada Pension Plan (CPP) andQuebec Pension Plan (QPP) pay earnings-related benefits.
     
    The CPP is applicable throughout Canada except in the province of Quebec. Quebec has established its own second-tier program (the QPP) which is, in all major respects, similar to the CPP.


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GN 01715.010 - Overview of the Canadian Social Security System - Introduction - 05/20/1998
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:05/20/1998