Middle income Canadians to take bigger hit when CPP premiums go up Friday because of the pandemic, says CFIB

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Formula to calculate maximum pensionable earnings to rise higher than planned

Come Jan. 1, Canada Pension Plan contributions are going up again, although higher than originally planned. The reason is largely because of the pandemic’s effect on the labour market, which has some groups noting the impact will be felt by some workers more than others.

Here’s a rundown of what’s happening, and how long the effect might last.

Why premiums are going up

The planned increase on Jan. 1 is part of a multi-year plan approved by provinces and the federal government four years ago to boost retirement benefits through the public plan by increasing contributions over time.

The first premium bump was in 2019, another was earlier this year and the next is due at the beginning of 2021.

full story at https://financialpost.com/personal-finance/retirement/planned-increase-in-cpp-premiums-on-jan-1-to-hit-some-workers-more-due-to-pandemic

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