What is the year's maximum pensionable earnings?

The year's maximum pensionable earnings is an amount set by the federal government. Find out how it may affect your pension.


Each year, the federal government sets the year's maximum pensionable earnings (YMPE). This is the maximum salary amount on which you need to contribute to the Canada Pension Plan.

We may use YMPE to determine your enrolment eligibility in BC's College Pension Plan and calculate your pension benefits for service earned before January 1, 2016.

Year YMPE
2018 $55,900
2017 $55,300
2016 $54,900
2015 $53,600
2014 $52,500