Course description

This course focuses on benefits under the federal Canada Pension Plan Act. It provides an overview of the plan and the requirements for eligibility for retirement, survivors', children’s, and disability benefits. Also included is a look at the applications for benefits. There is a special focus on the types of evidence and information that must be submitted with the application for disability benefits in order to meet the qualification standards. The course also includes an overview of avenues for appealing adverse decisions on eligibility. Practical tips to assist community advocates in their work on Canada Pension Plan benefits matters are also included.

Course details

Hours: 10
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Credit transfer

Have you taken this course or an equivalent course? Contact the Credit Transfer Office.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Fall 2022 registration opens July 25, 2022. Winter 2023 registration opens November 28, 2022.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery with no assigned day or time requirements, independent course completion

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery with scheduled day and time course requirements

Hybrid: any combination of: in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery