ARCHIVED CD 2010-019

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November 9, 2010

SUBJECT: Canada Pension Plan and Quebec Pension Plan -- 2011 Taxation Year


1.1. The purpose of this directive is to provide client departments and pay offices (PO s) with the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and the Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) rates, tax exemptions and earnings for the year 2011.

1.2. A notice of information to employees concerning the above has been included with this Compensation Directive and will also be posted in the " Are You a Public Service Employee? " page of the Compensation Sector Web site.


2.1. For the 2011 taxation year, the contribution rate for both of these plans remains at 4.95% of all contributory earnings.

2.2. Changes for the year 2011 are as follows:

  • Maximum Pensionable Earnings: $48,300
  • Basic Exemption: $3,500
  • Maximum Contributory Earnings: $44,800
  • Maximum Contribution: $2,217.60

Please note that the amounts for both plans are identical.


3.1. Effective January 1, 2011, the CPP and QPP rate in the Regional Pay System (RPS) will remain at 4.95% of all contributory earnings.


4.1. Any inquiries on the information contained in this directive should be addressed to your Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) Compensation Services Office.

Original Signed by
Carrie E. Roussin

Carrie E. Roussin
Director General
Compensation Sector
Accounting, Banking and Compensation

Reference(s): CJA 9006-12