Ottawa, Ontario, November 1, 2012… The Canada Revenue Agency announced today that the maximum pensionable earnings under the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) for 2013 will be $51,100—up from $50,100 in 2012. 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.

Contributors who earn more than $51,100 in 2013 are not required or permitted to make additional contributions to the CPP.

The basic exemption amount for 2013 remains $3,500.

The employee and employer contribution rates for 2013 will remain unchanged at 4.95%, and the self-employed contribution rate will remain unchanged at 9.9%.

The maximum employer and employee contribution to the plan for 2013 will be $2,356.20, and the maximum self-employed contribution will be $4,712.40. The maximums in 2012 were $2,306.70 and $4,613.40.