Service Canada


CALL            Canada Pension Plan   Old Age Security 1-800-277-9914

VISIT            130 19th Street, Courtenay BC V9N 8S1  

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Programs & Services:

The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) provides contributors and their families with partial replacement of earnings in the case of retirement, disability or death. Almost all individuals who work in Canada outside Quebec contribute to the CPP. There are several types of benefits, depending upon the situation:

  • Children’s Benefits
  • Disability Benefits
  • Retirement Pension
  • Post-retirement Benefit
  • Survivor’s Pension
  • Death Benefit
  • Pension Sharing Provision
  • Credit splitting for divorced or separated couples provision
  • Child rearing provision

The Old Age Security program is the Government of Canada’s largest pension program. It is funded out of the general revenues of the Government of Canada, which means that you do not pay into it directly.

Programs & Services:

The Old Age Security (OAS) pension is a monthly payment available to seniors aged 65 and older who meet the Canadian legal status and residence requirements. You may need to apply to receive it.

In addition to the OAS pension, there are three types of OAS benefits:

  • Guaranteed Income Supplement
  • Allowance
  • Allowance for the Survivor