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Classification of income
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Low income
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Comparisons between data up to 1995 and data since 1996
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Classification of income

Table A. Classification of income by source

Market Income
  Wages, salaries and commissions
Self-employment income
  Investment income
Retirement pensions
Other income
(plus) Government transfers
  Child tax benefits
Canada Pension Plan/Quebec Pension Plan benefits
Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supplement/Spouse's Allowance
  Employment Insurance benefits
Social assistance
Workers' compensation benefits
GST/HST Credit
Provincial/territorial tax credits
Other government transfers
(equals) Total income
(minus) Income taxes
(equals) After-tax income

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