Prepare for Retirement
Understand your options as you prepare for life after work. You are strongly encouraged to seek independent financial advice as you plan for retirement.
Public Service Pension Plan
The BC Pension Corporation administers your pension benefits. They provide information about your pension plan from your first day on the job through to retirement.
Public Service Pension Plan seminars
The Public Service Pension Plan offers information seminars around the province.
If you are new to the plan, take the online course Getting to Know your Pension.
If you are in the middle of your career, attend Making the Most of Your Pension.
If you are within five years of retirement, attend Approaching Retiring.
Real deal videos
Real Deal videos answer questions about how to purchase service and retirement planning.
When you are within a year of retirement, request retirement information and a pension estimate from the Public Service Pension Plan.
The earliest you can finalize your pension is 90 days before your retirement date.
Purchase of Service
Before you retire, you may be able to increase your future pension by purchasing service for periods when you were not contributing to your pension plan. An example would be when you were on maternity leave or working as an auxiliary.
Non-financial Retirement Counselling
The BC Public Service offers retirement planning through Morneau Shepell. Employees can work one-on-one by telephone with a retirement planning professional. This service will explore retirement-related issues, including financial concerns, steps in successful transition from work to retirement and the various changes, challenges and rewards of this life transition. They can assist you to create a personal plan based on identified retirement priorities.
Services are available 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Call Morneau Shepell at 1 800 655-5004.