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Required documents

Adding documents to your online account is easy, and you can do it at any point during your career. The sooner, the better.

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Here’s what we’ll need to process your pension application:

  • Your birth certificate
  • Your marriage certificate (if you’re married) or a Statutory Declaration of Common-law Relationship (if you have a common-law spouse)
  • Your married or common-law spouse’s birth certificate
  • Your separation agreement or divorce papers (if applicable)
  • Your Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Notice of Entitlement or Statement of Denial (if you’re receiving or have applied for a CPP disability pension)

You can request copies of your Ontario birth or marriage certificates through Service Ontario.

  • We'll accept any of the following documents as proof of age:

    • Ontario driver's license
    • Canadian passport
    • Canadian citizenship papers
    • Baptismal certificate
    • Affidavit regarding the entry of your date of birth in the family bible
    • Affidavit by a parent or older sibling stating your date of birth
    • Notice from an insurance company with your date of birth and stating it has obtained proof
  • If you wed outside of Ontario and can’t find your marriage certificate, we need an affidavit of your marital status. An affidavit is a written statement sworn before a Commissioner of Oaths or notary public, such as a lawyer.

    If you have a common-law spouse, please complete a Statutory Declaration of Common-law Relationship.

    When filling out this form make sure:

    • All of the dates match, in particular your first date of cohabitation (in Part A and Part C)
    • The form is notarized (in Part B)
  • If you divorced after 1984, we need a photocopy of either your divorce order or certificate of divorce. If you divorced before 1985, we need a copy of your decree absolute.

    If you can't find your divorce papers, contact us.

  • This document is needed only if you’re receiving or have been approved for a disability pension from the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). Contact CPP directly to replace a missing notice or for more information.

We’ll accept documents in languages other than English and French if accompanied by a translation of the entire document.