RPA 3Government-Sponsored Benefits

 This is a required course for the RPA and CEBS designations.   

This course will be revised for Fall 2017. If you have already purchased study materials, you will need to complete your exam in 2017.

This course is designed to provide an understanding of the types of government-sponsored health, welfare and retirement income benefits available in Canada, their basic objectives and the principles on which they operate. Subjects covered include Old Age Security, the Canada/Quebec Pension Plan, Workers' Compensation, Employment Insurance, health care benefits available from the government, as well as other benefits administered by Human Resources Development Canada, provincial and other agencies.  

Study Materials (effective October 15, 2016)

  • Learning Guide (5th edition), $185.00
  • Text: Canadian Employment Benefits and Pension Guide (Special CEBS Edition), CCH, 2016, Toronto, Ontario, $62.00

The study materials are available from Books for Business.   See the study materials order form for more details.

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Course Topics

  1. Introduction to Canada’s Social Security System
  2. Old Age Security
  3. Introduction to Canada/Quebec Pension Plans
  4. Canada/Quebec Pension Plan Benefits
  5. Canada/Quebec Pension Plan Benefits continued
  6. Employment Insurance
  7. Workers’ Compensation
  8. Government-Sponsored Health Care
  9. Government-Sponsored Health Care continued