Begin planning your retirement at least six months before your last day at work. We’re here to help you as you plan, prepare and ready yourself for retirement.

Retirement is a two-part process:

  • You must contact AskMyHR to assist you with planning for your retirement
  • You must contact the Public Service Pension Plan to advise them of your retirement date so they can provide you with the paperwork to start your pension

When can I retire?

The normal retirement age for all Public Service Pension Plan members is 65, and the earliest retirement age is 55. Certain designated occupations, like correctional facility employees, have different retirement rules based on age. 

You may apply for a pension as early as age 55. However, to retire before age 60 without reducing your pension, your age plus years of contributory service must equal at least 85.

For more information, refer to  A Guide for Plan Members: Approaching retirement.

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