Notes:  Government transfer payments – Refers to all cash benefits received from federal, provincial, territorial or municipal governments during 2015. This variable is derived by summing the amounts reported in:

  • the Old Age Security pension and Guaranteed Income Supplement, Allowance and Allowance for the Survivor;
  • benefits from Canada Pension Plan or Quebec Pension Plan;
  • benefits from Employment Insurance;
  • child benefits;
  • other income from government sources

For the 2016 Census, the reference period is the calendar year 2015 for all income variables.

Source:  Statistics Canada; Census