Service Canada - Cochrane District

Service: Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security

Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides financial benefits to retired seniors
Canada Pension Plan (CPP) 
  • Provides a monthly taxable benefit to retired contributors
Old Age Security (OAS) 
  • Provides a monthly benefit available to most Canadians 65 years of age who meet the Canadian legal status and residence requirements
Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) 
  • Provides a monthly non-taxable benefit to low-income OAS recipients living in Canada
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Areas Served Cochrane District
Eligibility Ages: 60 year(s) and up 
Canada Pension Plan (CPP) 
  • Must have worked; and 
  • Must have made at least one valid contribution to the CPP: and are 
  • either 65 or older or 
  • between 60 and 65 and wanting retirement pension payments to begin within 11 months
Old Age Security (OAS)
People living in Canada 
  • Must be 65 years of age or older 
  • Must live in Canada and be a Canadian citizen or a legal resident at the time the pension application is approved 
  • Must have lived in Canada for at least 10 years after turning 18
People living outside Canada 
  • Must be 65 years of age or older 
  • Must have been a Canadian citizen or a legal resident of Canada the day before leaving Canada 
  • Must have lived in Canada for at least 20 years after turning 18
Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) 
  • Low-income OAS recipients living in Canada
Application Canada Pension Plan (CPP) 
  • Begin application six months before you wish to receive benefits 
  • Apply online, print and complete an application and mail it, or call to have an application kit mailed 
  • Must have Social Insurance Number to apply
Old Age Security (OAS) 
  • Begin application the month after you turn 64 if you did not receive an automatic enrollment letter from Service Canada 
  • Pick up application at a Service Canada location, print application and mail, or call to have an application kit mailed 
  • If not born in Canada or have not been living continuously in Canada since age 18, must submit citizenship or immigration papers as well as a statement of all the dates arrived in and departed Canada from age 18 to present
Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) 
  • Phone for an application at 1-800-277-9914 (TTY: 1-800-255-4786) 
  • Re-apply by filing your income tax return
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone 1-800-277-9914
TTY Phone TTY: 1-800-255-4786
Located In Community Timmins
Address 120 Cedar St S, 1st Fl
Timmins, ON P4N 2G8
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Intersection Cedar St S and Second Ave
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (40) Federal Government
Funding Federal