CPP contributions to increase

January 23, 2018

CPP contributions by both an employee and the employer will increase by 1% over the next 5 years. A report by the Fraser Institute suggests the return on CPP contributions is about 4.6% based on what pensioners will get and their life expectancy.

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Link to Fraser Report on CPP contribution Rate of Return


CPP Survivor Benefit

It’s important to understand the CPP survivor benefit as you can be assured one member of a couple will likely receive it. One of the misunderstandings is that a surviving spouse will receive all of their deceased spouse benefit – this may not be the case.

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Shedding light on the CPP survivor benefit

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