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Retirement Finances in Canada

Look into these Canadian retirement planning resources for information on pensions, estate planning, taxes, RRSPs and RRIFs, and a little psychology.
  1. Government Pensions
  2. RRSPs

T4A Tax Slips for Canadian Income Taxes
Explanation of T4A tax slips for pension, retirement, annuity and other income which are issued to taxpayers to use when completing their Canadian income tax returns.

T4RSP Tax Slips
T4RSP tax slips reporting how much money you withdrew from your RRSPs and how much tax was deducted in a given year are issued by financial institutions for taxpayers to use when completing their Canadian income tax returns.

T4RIF Tax Slips
Financial institutions also issue T4RIF tax slips to tell Canadian taxpayers how much Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) income they received during a given tax year and how much income tax was deducted.

Income Taxes and Canadian Seniors
Canadian income tax information for seniors, including how to handle pension income, paying by instalments and how to handle a death. From the Canada Revenue Agency.

Canadian Retirement Income Calculator
This calculator estimates the ongoing income you may receive throughout your retirement to help you plan. It takes about 30 minutes to use. From Service Canada.

Wills, Trusts and Estates in Canada
An introduction to wills, trusts and estates in Canada. From Duhaime.org.

Going South
Tax considerations for Canadians who plan to spend time in the United States or elsewhere. From the Canada Revenue Agency.

Living Abroad
Practical considerations for living outside Canada, including taxation and real estate issues. From Canada's Foreign Affairs Department.

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