Percent of Government Transfers as Personal Income, 2016

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