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
  February
2023
January
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February
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January to February 2024 February 2023 to February 2024 January to February 2024 February 2023 to February 2024
  numbernumbernumber changechange % change% change
Canada              
Both sexes 392,240 470,650 470,530 -120 78,290 -0.0 20.0
15 to 24 years 35,060 45,150 46,060 910 11,000 2.0 31.4
25 to 54 years 243,850 298,270 296,620 -1,650 52,770 -0.6 21.6
55 years and over 113,330 127,230 127,860 630 14,530 0.5 12.8
Men 240,450 298,880 296,310 -2,570 55,860 -0.9 23.2
15 to 24 years 24,440 32,410 32,850 440 8,410 1.4 34.4
25 to 54 years 145,850 186,060 182,650 -3,410 36,800 -1.8 25.2
55 years and over 70,160 80,410 80,810 400 10,650 0.5 15.2
Women 151,790 171,770 174,210 2,440 22,420 1.4 14.8
15 to 24 years 10,620 12,750 13,200 450 2,580 3.5 24.3
25 to 54 years 98,000 112,210 113,960 1,750 15,960 1.6 16.3
55 years and over 43,170 46,810 47,050 240 3,880 0.5 9.0
Newfoundland and Labrador              
Both sexes 29,740 29,230 29,490 260 -250 0.9 -0.8
15 to 24 years 2,520 2,590 2,610 20 90 0.8 3.6
25 to 54 years 14,660 14,280 14,380 100 -280 0.7 -1.9
55 years and over 12,560 12,360 12,500 140 -60 1.1 -0.5
Men 17,240 18,030 18,080 50 840 0.3 4.9
Women 12,500 11,200 11,410 210 -1,090 1.9 -8.7
Prince Edward Island              
Both sexes 6,900 7,280 7,210 -70 310 -1.0 4.5
15 to 24 years 1,170 1,310 1,290 -20 120 -1.5 10.3
25 to 54 years 3,380 3,530 3,520 -10 140 -0.3 4.1
55 years and over 2,350 2,440 2,400 -40 50 -1.6 2.1
Men 4,080 4,370 4,260 -110 180 -2.5 4.4
Women 2,820 2,910 2,950 40 130 1.4 4.6
Nova Scotia              
Both sexes 21,670 22,580 22,640 60 970 0.3 4.5
15 to 24 years 2,110 2,280 2,220 -60 110 -2.6 5.2
25 to 54 years 12,650 13,140 13,200 60 550 0.5 4.3
55 years and over 6,910 7,160 7,220 60 310 0.8 4.5
Men 13,710 14,870 14,710 -160 1,000 -1.1 7.3
Women 7,950 7,700 7,930 230 -20 3.0 -0.3
New Brunswick              
Both sexes 25,380 24,270 24,380 110 -1,000 0.5 -3.9
15 to 24 years 2,110 2,250 2,280 30 170 1.3 8.1
25 to 54 years 13,640 12,920 12,950 30 -690 0.2 -5.1
55 years and over 9,620 9,100 9,150 50 -470 0.5 -4.9
Men 16,370 16,320 16,250 -70 -120 -0.4 -0.7
Women 9,010 7,950 8,130 180 -880 2.3 -9.8
Quebec              
Both sexes 87,240 104,320 103,700 -620 16,460 -0.6 18.9
15 to 24 years 5,930 7,860 7,930 70 2,000 0.9 33.7
25 to 54 years 51,920 63,700 63,020 -680 11,100 -1.1 21.4
55 years and over 29,390 32,760 32,740 -20 3,350 -0.1 11.4
Men 56,340 67,910 66,710 -1,200 10,370 -1.8 18.4
Women 30,900 36,410 36,990 580 6,090 1.6 19.7
Ontario              
Both sexes 113,860 143,380 144,810 1,430 30,950 1.0 27.2
15 to 24 years 10,470 13,870 14,590 720 4,120 5.2 39.4
25 to 54 years 76,500 97,820 97,210 -610 20,710 -0.6 27.1
55 years and over 26,880 31,690 33,010 1,320 6,130 4.2 22.8
Men 66,700 87,000 87,700 700 21,000 0.8 31.5
Women 47,160 56,380 57,110 730 9,950 1.3 21.1
Manitoba              
Both sexes 13,520 16,680 16,760 80 3,240 0.5 24.0
15 to 24 years 1,850 2,400 2,410 10 560 0.4 30.3
25 to 54 years 8,820 10,700 10,780 80 1,960 0.7 22.2
55 years and over 2,850 3,580 3,570 -10 720 -0.3 25.3
Men 8,530 11,020 11,030 10 2,500 0.1 29.3
Women 4,990 5,650 5,730 80 740 1.4 14.8
Saskatchewan              
Both sexes 11,990 14,620 14,640 20 2,650 0.1 22.1
15 to 24 years 1,410 1,840 1,870 30 460 1.6 32.6
25 to 54 years 7,520 9,210 9,220 10 1,700 0.1 22.6
55 years and over 3,060 3,570 3,550 -20 490 -0.6 16.0
Men 7,750 9,770 9,720 -50 1,970 -0.5 25.4
Women 4,240 4,850 4,920 70 680 1.4 16.0
Alberta              
Both sexes 41,010 53,890 53,840 -50 12,830 -0.1 31.3
15 to 24 years 4,080 5,710 5,790 80 1,710 1.4 41.9
25 to 54 years 27,640 36,580 36,560 -20 8,920 -0.1 32.3
55 years and over 9,290 11,600 11,490 -110 2,200 -0.9 23.7
Men 25,870 36,080 35,550 -530 9,680 -1.5 37.4
Women 15,140 17,820 18,290 470 3,150 2.6 20.8
British Columbia              
Both sexes 38,330 50,980 49,500 -1,480 11,170 -2.9 29.1
15 to 24 years 3,180 4,710 4,720 10 1,540 0.2 48.4
25 to 54 years 25,250 33,920 33,160 -760 7,910 -2.2 31.3
55 years and over 9,890 12,350 11,620 -730 1,730 -5.9 17.5
Men 22,250 31,370 30,100 -1,270 7,850 -4.0 35.3
Women 16,080 19,600 19,400 -200 3,320 -1.0 20.6
Yukon              
Both sexes 460 570 570 0 110 0.0 23.9
15 to 24 years 10 60 60 0 50 0.0 500.0
25 to 54 years 300 360 360 0 60 0.0 20.0
55 years and over 140 150 150 0 10 0.0 7.1
Men 270 380 370 -10 100 -2.6 37.0
Women 190 200 200 0 10 0.0 5.3
Northwest Territories              
Both sexes 430 600 620 20 190 3.3 44.2
15 to 24 years 40 40 40 0 0 0.0 0.0
25 to 54 years 300 420 450 30 150 7.1 50.0
55 years and over 100 140 120 -20 20 -14.3 20.0
Men 270 410 410 0 140 0.0 51.9
Women 160 200 210 10 50 5.0 31.3
Nunavut              
Both sexes 410 400 400 0 -10 0.0 -2.4
15 to 24 years 40 30 40 10 0 33.3 0.0
25 to 54 years 310 310 300 -10 -10 -3.2 -3.2
55 years and over 60 60 60 0 0 0.0 0.0
Men 260 260 260 0 0 0.0 0.0
Women 150 140 140 0 -10 0.0 -6.7
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