CPP rules changing for older workers

Workers age 60 to 64 receiving CPP will have to contribute, those 65 to 70 can opt ou
By Melissa Mancini
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 08/04/2011

he Canada Pension Plan is changing for people ages 60 to 70, so payroll will have a lot of communicating to do to ensure affected workers are aware of the changes and their options.

The new rules mean workers age 60 to 64 will have to contribute to the CPP if they are still working and receiving CPP — or benefits from the Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) — starting Jan. 1, 2012. Under the old rules, those individuals were exempt from making contributions.

“You have to establish who of your employees within this age group, between 60 and 70, who is going to be affected,” said Annie Chong, manager of payroll at Carswell, a Thomson Reuters business.