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
  January
2023
December
2023p
January
2024p
December 2023 to January 2024 January 2023 to January 2024 December 2023 to January 2024 January 2023 to January 2024
  numbernumbernumber changechange % change% change
Canada              
Both sexes 397,030 466,730 468,300 1,570 71,270 0.3 18.0
15 to 24 years 35,820 44,220 44,970 750 9,150 1.7 25.5
25 to 54 years 248,160 296,280 296,850 570 48,690 0.2 19.6
55 years and over 113,040 126,230 126,480 250 13,440 0.2 11.9
Men 248,560 295,950 297,610 1,660 49,050 0.6 19.7
15 to 24 years 24,750 31,620 32,010 390 7,260 1.2 29.3
25 to 54 years 153,140 185,010 185,550 540 32,410 0.3 21.2
55 years and over 70,670 79,320 80,040 720 9,370 0.9 13.3
Women 148,460 170,780 170,690 -90 22,230 -0.1 15.0
15 to 24 years 11,070 12,600 12,960 360 1,890 2.9 17.1
25 to 54 years 95,020 111,270 111,300 30 16,280 0.0 17.1
55 years and over 42,370 46,900 46,430 -470 4,060 -1.0 9.6
Newfoundland and Labrador              
Both sexes 29,250 29,450 29,070 -380 -180 -1.3 -0.6
15 to 24 years 2,570 2,620 2,600 -20 30 -0.8 1.2
25 to 54 years 14,670 14,420 14,140 -280 -530 -1.9 -3.6
55 years and over 12,020 12,400 12,340 -60 320 -0.5 2.7
Men 17,520 18,090 17,990 -100 470 -0.6 2.7
Women 11,730 11,360 11,080 -280 -650 -2.5 -5.5
Prince Edward Island              
Both sexes 7,330 7,220 7,310 90 -20 1.2 -0.3
15 to 24 years 1,290 1,310 1,290 -20 0 -1.5 0.0
25 to 54 years 3,640 3,490 3,550 60 -90 1.7 -2.5
55 years and over 2,400 2,420 2,470 50 70 2.1 2.9
Men 4,390 4,370 4,440 70 50 1.6 1.1
Women 2,940 2,850 2,870 20 -70 0.7 -2.4
Nova Scotia              
Both sexes 22,860 21,890 21,570 -320 -1,290 -1.5 -5.6
15 to 24 years 2,230 2,210 2,210 0 -20 0.0 -0.9
25 to 54 years 13,380 12,640 12,470 -170 -910 -1.3 -6.8
55 years and over 7,250 7,040 6,890 -150 -360 -2.1 -5.0
Men 14,820 14,390 14,270 -120 -550 -0.8 -3.7
Women 8,040 7,500 7,300 -200 -740 -2.7 -9.2
New Brunswick              
Both sexes 25,940 24,230 24,160 -70 -1,780 -0.3 -6.9
15 to 24 years 2,210 2,200 2,200 0 -10 0.0 -0.5
25 to 54 years 14,090 12,840 12,820 -20 -1,270 -0.2 -9.0
55 years and over 9,640 9,190 9,140 -50 -500 -0.5 -5.2
Men 17,130 16,180 16,300 120 -830 0.7 -4.8
Women 8,810 8,060 7,860 -200 -950 -2.5 -10.8
Quebec              
Both sexes 89,810 105,230 104,280 -950 14,470 -0.9 16.1
15 to 24 years 5,840 7,660 8,040 380 2,200 5.0 37.7
25 to 54 years 53,740 64,460 63,360 -1,100 9,620 -1.7 17.9
55 years and over 30,240 33,110 32,890 -220 2,650 -0.7 8.8
Men 58,500 69,070 68,210 -860 9,710 -1.2 16.6
Women 31,320 36,160 36,070 -90 4,750 -0.2 15.2
Ontario              
Both sexes 108,970 141,250 141,590 340 32,620 0.2 29.9
15 to 24 years 10,450 13,430 13,510 80 3,060 0.6 29.3
25 to 54 years 73,460 96,850 97,320 470 23,860 0.5 32.5
55 years and over 25,050 30,970 30,760 -210 5,710 -0.7 22.8
Men 65,610 85,560 85,530 -30 19,920 -0.0 30.4
Women 43,360 55,690 56,070 380 12,710 0.7 29.3
Manitoba              
Both sexes 13,910 16,580 16,670 90 2,760 0.5 19.8
15 to 24 years 1,910 2,390 2,420 30 510 1.3 26.7
25 to 54 years 9,160 10,620 10,690 70 1,530 0.7 16.7
55 years and over 2,840 3,570 3,570 0 730 0.0 25.7
Men 8,930 10,940 11,020 80 2,090 0.7 23.4
Women 4,980 5,650 5,660 10 680 0.2 13.7
Saskatchewan              
Both sexes 12,630 14,140 14,400 260 1,770 1.8 14.0
15 to 24 years 1,480 1,700 1,840 140 360 8.2 24.3
25 to 54 years 8,040 9,020 9,000 -20 960 -0.2 11.9
55 years and over 3,100 3,410 3,560 150 460 4.4 14.8
Men 8,230 9,330 9,640 310 1,410 3.3 17.1
Women 4,400 4,810 4,770 -40 370 -0.8 8.4
Alberta              
Both sexes 42,280 52,210 54,010 1,800 11,730 3.4 27.7
15 to 24 years 4,210 5,630 5,700 70 1,490 1.2 35.4
25 to 54 years 28,510 35,370 36,650 1,280 8,140 3.6 28.6
55 years and over 9,560 11,210 11,650 440 2,090 3.9 21.9
Men 27,450 34,660 36,060 1,400 8,610 4.0 31.4
Women 14,830 17,550 17,950 400 3,120 2.3 21.0
British Columbia              
Both sexes 41,470 51,450 51,780 330 10,310 0.6 24.9
15 to 24 years 3,380 4,770 4,830 60 1,450 1.3 42.9
25 to 54 years 27,660 34,370 34,370 0 6,710 0.0 24.3
55 years and over 10,430 12,310 12,580 270 2,150 2.2 20.6
Men 24,360 31,450 32,000 550 7,640 1.7 31.4
Women 17,120 20,010 19,780 -230 2,660 -1.1 15.5
Yukon              
Both sexes 470 580 580 0 110 0.0 23.4
15 to 24 years 20 50 60 10 40 20.0 200.0
25 to 54 years 310 380 360 -20 50 -5.3 16.1
55 years and over 150 160 160 0 10 0.0 6.7
Men 290 380 380 0 90 0.0 31.0
Women 180 200 200 0 20 0.0 11.1
Northwest Territories              
Both sexes 430 590 600 10 170 1.7 39.5
15 to 24 years 40 40 40 0 0 0.0 0.0
25 to 54 years 300 400 410 10 110 2.5 36.7
55 years and over 90 140 150 10 60 7.1 66.7
Men 290 390 410 20 120 5.1 41.4
Women 150 190 190 0 40 0.0 26.7
Nunavut              
Both sexes 410 410 400 -10 -10 -2.4 -2.4
15 to 24 years 50 40 30 -10 -20 -25.0 -40.0
25 to 54 years 310 310 310 0 0 0.0 0.0
55 years and over 60 60 60 0 0 0.0 0.0
Men 270 260 250 -10 -20 -3.8 -7.4
Women 140 150 140 -10 0 -6.7 0.0
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