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Benefits at Retirement


Lesson 1: Pension and Retirement Benefits

An Overview of the Pension and Retirement Plans System Comprehensive Savings Limit Pension Adjustment

Lesson 2: Government Pension Programs

  • Canada and Quebec Pension Plans
    • Participation
    • Contributions
    • Pension Benefits
    • Disability Benefits
    • Survivor Benefits
    • Division of CPP/QPP Credits after Divorce, Separation or Annulment
    • Statement of Contributions
    • Assignment of CPP/QPP Retirement Pensions
  • Old Age Security (OAS)
    • Benefits
    • Eligibility Conditions
    • Full OAS Pension
    • Partial OAS Pension
    • Applying for OAS Benefits
    • Payment of OAS Benefits to Recipients Outside Canada
    • Taxation of OAS Benefits and the Pension Clawback
    • Planning Strategies to Minimize OAS Clawback
  • Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)
  • Allowance
    • Allowance for the Survivor
    • Future of the OAS Program


  • Ten RRSP Contribution Strategies
  • Spousal RRSPs as an Income Splitting Tool
    • Contribution Limit
    • Age Limit
    • Income Splitting Benefit
    • Plan Withdrawals
  • Investments within RRSPs
    • Qualified Investments
    • Non-Qualified Investments
  • RRSP Transfers and Rollovers
    • Direct RRSP Transfer
    • Direct Transfer of a Single Amount from a DPSP or from an RPP
    • Locked-in Pension Transfer
    • Marriage Breakdown
    • Retiring Allowance
  • Withdrawals from RRSP
    • Withdrawal from a Spousal RRSP
  • Tax Considerations − Investing and Managing RRSPs .....
  • Death of an Annuitant
    • Qualified Beneficiary
    • Refund of Premiums
    • Other Beneficiaries
    • Final Contribution to a Spousal Plan
  • RRSP Rules for Non-Residents
    • Canadian Resident Having Left Canada
    • Landed Immigrant Working in Canada
    • Deemed Canadian Resident (Section 250)
    • Non-residents who have Earned Income in Canada
    • Withdrawal of Funds
Quiz Format Online
Question Format Multiple Choice
Questions Per Quiz 20
Passing Grade 60%*
Attempts Allowed Unlimited*
Enrolment Period 6 months

* IMPORTANT: There is no maximum to the number of quiz attempts permitted, but only the first passing grade (60% or over) will appear on official web transcript.

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