The Canada Revenue Agency announced today that the maximum pensionable earnings under CPP for 2015 will be $53,600—up from $52,500 in 2014.

The new ceiling was calculated according to a CPP legislated formula that takes into account the growth in average weekly wages and salaries in Canada.

Still, contributors who earn more than $53,600 in 2015 are not required or permitted to make additional contributions to the CPP based on earnings exceeding this amount. Also, the basic exemption amount for 2015 remains $3,500.

The employee and employer contribution rates for 2015 will also remain unchanged at 4.95%, and the self-employed contribution rate will stay at 9.9%.

The maximum employee and employer contribution to the plan for 2015 will be $2,479.95 each, and the maximum self-employed contribution will be $4,959.90. In comparison, the maximums in 2014 were $2,425.50 and $4,851.00, respectively.


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