TN 4 (05-98)

GN 01715.015 Coverage and Contributions Under the Canadian System -Background

Coverage under the OAS program is acquired through periods of legal residence in Canada, while coverage under CPP or QPP is credited based on a worker's earnings.

  • People receive OAS residence credit for any year in which they are age 18 or older and ordinarily live in Canada. No contributions are required.

  • Generally, all persons who are employed or self-employed in Canada are covered under CPP, unless they reside in Quebec, in which case they are covered by QPP. A covered worker whose earnings in a year exceed a specified minimum amount receives credit for a year of coverage and must pay contributions.


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GN 01715.015 - Coverage and Contributions Under the Canadian System -Background - 05/20/1998
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:05/20/1998