This booklet is intended to provide a basic overview of Canada's public pensions. It is published by the Gerontology Research Centre at Simon Fraser University with funding from the Royal Canadian Legion, Pacific Command. It covers highlights only. The information here refers to both men and women. However, because Canadian women usually live longer than men and often interrupt their paid work for family responsibilities, there are some facts that are especially important for women to know. The information in this booklet is current at the time of printing.