Table 1 
Beneficiaries receiving regular income benefits,1 by province and territory, sex and age group – Seasonally adjusted 

Beneficiaries receiving regular income benefits, by province and territory, sex and age group – Seasonally adjusted
  December
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November to December 2023 December 2022 to December 2023 November to December 2023 December 2022 to December 2023
  numbernumbernumber changechange % change% change
Canada              
Both sexes 404,530 457,770 464,370 6,600 59,840 1.4 14.8
15 to 24 years 37,090 42,710 42,960 250 5,870 0.6 15.8
25 to 54 years 250,840 291,830 296,970 5,140 46,130 1.8 18.4
55 years and over 116,600 123,220 124,440 1,220 7,840 1.0 6.7
Men 254,260 290,780 294,580 3,800 40,320 1.3 15.9
15 to 24 years 27,420 30,980 31,150 170 3,730 0.5 13.6
25 to 54 years 154,260 182,680 185,380 2,700 31,120 1.5 20.2
55 years and over 72,580 77,120 78,060 940 5,480 1.2 7.6
Women 150,270 166,990 169,790 2,800 19,520 1.7 13.0
15 to 24 years 9,670 11,730 11,810 80 2,140 0.7 22.1
25 to 54 years 96,590 109,160 111,600 2,440 15,010 2.2 15.5
55 years and over 44,010 46,100 46,380 280 2,370 0.6 5.4
Newfoundland and Labrador              
Both sexes 29,880 29,460 29,680 220 -200 0.7 -0.7
15 to 24 years 2,550 2,570 2,580 10 30 0.4 1.2
25 to 54 years 14,970 14,680 14,760 80 -210 0.5 -1.4
55 years and over 12,360 12,220 12,330 110 -30 0.9 -0.2
Men 17,790 17,990 18,180 190 390 1.1 2.2
Women 12,080 11,480 11,490 10 -590 0.1 -4.9
Prince Edward Island              
Both sexes 7,960 7,110 7,180 70 -780 1.0 -9.8
15 to 24 years 1,690 1,310 1,340 30 -350 2.3 -20.7
25 to 54 years 3,690 3,470 3,490 20 -200 0.6 -5.4
55 years and over 2,580 2,330 2,360 30 -220 1.3 -8.5
Men 4,730 4,350 4,330 -20 -400 -0.5 -8.5
Women 3,230 2,750 2,850 100 -380 3.6 -11.8
Nova Scotia              
Both sexes 22,600 21,500 21,670 170 -930 0.8 -4.1
15 to 24 years 2,170 2,060 2,190 130 20 6.3 0.9
25 to 54 years 13,080 12,510 12,640 130 -440 1.0 -3.4
55 years and over 7,350 6,930 6,840 -90 -510 -1.3 -6.9
Men 14,470 14,010 14,230 220 -240 1.6 -1.7
Women 8,130 7,490 7,430 -60 -700 -0.8 -8.6
New Brunswick              
Both sexes 26,370 23,930 24,170 240 -2,200 1.0 -8.3
15 to 24 years 2,270 2,160 2,160 0 -110 0.0 -4.8
25 to 54 years 14,220 12,990 13,000 10 -1,220 0.1 -8.6
55 years and over 9,880 8,790 9,010 220 -870 2.5 -8.8
Men 17,210 16,100 16,100 0 -1,110 0.0 -6.4
Women 9,160 7,830 8,060 230 -1,100 2.9 -12.0
Quebec              
Both sexes 96,540 105,710 105,210 -500 8,670 -0.5 9.0
15 to 24 years 6,590 7,550 7,410 -140 820 -1.9 12.4
25 to 54 years 57,780 65,620 65,290 -330 7,510 -0.5 13.0
55 years and over 32,170 32,540 32,500 -40 330 -0.1 1.0
Men 63,090 69,380 68,460 -920 5,370 -1.3 8.5
Women 33,450 36,320 36,750 430 3,300 1.2 9.9
Ontario              
Both sexes 106,060 135,130 140,050 4,920 33,990 3.6 32.0
15 to 24 years 10,310 12,750 12,900 150 2,590 1.2 25.1
25 to 54 years 71,160 92,370 95,920 3,550 24,760 3.8 34.8
55 years and over 24,600 30,020 31,230 1,210 6,630 4.0 27.0
Men 64,990 81,900 85,720 3,820 20,730 4.7 31.9
Women 41,070 53,240 54,320 1,080 13,250 2.0 32.3
Manitoba              
Both sexes 14,410 16,120 16,300 180 1,890 1.1 13.1
15 to 24 years 1,960 2,240 2,300 60 340 2.7 17.3
25 to 54 years 9,340 10,340 10,560 220 1,220 2.1 13.1
55 years and over 3,100 3,540 3,440 -100 340 -2.8 11.0
Men 9,200 10,780 10,780 0 1,580 0.0 17.2
Women 5,210 5,340 5,520 180 310 3.4 6.0
Saskatchewan              
Both sexes 12,930 13,960 13,970 10 1,040 0.1 8.0
15 to 24 years 1,520 1,700 1,670 -30 150 -1.8 9.9
25 to 54 years 8,240 8,930 8,970 40 730 0.4 8.9
55 years and over 3,170 3,340 3,330 -10 160 -0.3 5.0
Men 8,560 9,270 9,210 -60 650 -0.6 7.6
Women 4,370 4,700 4,760 60 390 1.3 8.9
Alberta              
Both sexes 43,990 50,190 51,730 1,540 7,740 3.1 17.6
15 to 24 years 4,370 5,460 5,480 20 1,110 0.4 25.4
25 to 54 years 29,410 33,980 35,400 1,420 5,990 4.2 20.4
55 years and over 10,210 10,750 10,850 100 640 0.9 6.3
Men 28,420 33,720 34,350 630 5,930 1.9 20.9
Women 15,570 16,470 17,380 910 1,810 5.5 11.6
British Columbia              
Both sexes 41,430 51,880 51,360 -520 9,930 -1.0 24.0
15 to 24 years 3,430 4,670 4,660 -10 1,230 -0.2 35.9
25 to 54 years 27,310 34,970 34,730 -240 7,420 -0.7 27.2
55 years and over 10,690 12,240 11,970 -270 1,280 -2.2 12.0
Men 24,320 31,590 31,320 -270 7,000 -0.9 28.8
Women 17,120 20,300 20,050 -250 2,930 -1.2 17.1
Yukon              
Both sexes 490 580 580 0 90 0.0 18.4
15 to 24 years 40 50 40 -10 0 -20.0 0.0
25 to 54 years 300 370 380 10 80 2.7 26.7
55 years and over 150 160 150 -10 0 -6.3 0.0
Men 310 390 380 -10 70 -2.6 22.6
Women 180 190 200 10 20 5.3 11.1
Northwest Territories              
Both sexes 460 580 580 0 120 0.0 26.1
15 to 24 years 30 50 40 -10 10 -20.0 33.3
25 to 54 years 320 400 400 0 80 0.0 25.0
55 years and over 110 140 140 0 30 0.0 27.3
Men 310 380 390 10 80 2.6 25.8
Women 150 210 190 -20 40 -9.5 26.7
Nunavut              
Both sexes 420 410 420 10 0 2.4 0.0
15 to 24 years 40 40 40 0 0 0.0 0.0
25 to 54 years 330 310 310 0 -20 0.0 -6.1
55 years and over 50 60 60 0 10 0.0 20.0
Men 270 250 260 10 -10 4.0 -3.7
Women 160 160 150 -10 -10 -6.3 -6.3
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