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Pension Services

The Queen's Pension Plan (QPP) is designed to ensure you have income security when you reach your normal retirement date.

When combined with personal savings, RRSPs, and government retirement plans, the QPP provides long-service employees with a level of retirement income which is comparable to or better than the average retirement income provided by other Canadian universities.

Both you and the University share in the cost of providing your pension.

Brief Summary (234 KB) ​

Pension Self Service

Current Staff and Faculty may view their pension details, annual pension summary and run their own retirement estimates using Pension Self Service.

Information and Reports

Additional Voluntary Contributions
Plan members can make Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs) either by monthly payroll deduction or by lump sum at the end of the calendar year to enhance their pension benefit.

Annual General Meeting
Obtain copies of all of the presentations from this year's Pension AGM.

Background on Solvency Deficit and the University Pension Plan (UPP)
Like many other pension plans across Canada, the QPP was severely impacted by the global financial crisis of 2008. The solvency deficit (currently over $300 million) is, in part, a product of that crisis – look here to find out more. 

Anyone can be named as a member’s pension plan beneficiary but this designation is subject to certain restrictions under the Ontario Pension Benefits Act – look here to find out more.

Fund Managers
Look here for a list of the professional fund managers (and links to their web sites)  charged with investing the assets of the QPP.

Marriage Breakdown
New rules came into effect on January 1, 2012 that impact the process of pension asset division on marriage breakdown – look here for background information and a link to the government forms.

Mortality Indexation Adjustments
Look here for an explanation of how the mortality adjustment is determined and applied to pension benefits initiated after September 1, 2012.

Pension Committee Membership
This Board committee oversees the administration of the Plan and is composed of six Plan members and five Board members or appointees.

Annual Return History, Financial Statements, Net Returns, Quarterly Investments, and Year End Investments. Monthly Pension updates are posted on our Pension News feed.

Retiree Cards
Used for discounts at places such as VIA rail, select hotels and also for a reduced price ARC membership. Your Retiree Card may also be used at the library.

Additional Resources