Public service pension plan information

Find information about the public service pension plan – a contributory defined benefit pension plan that is offered to employees of the federal public service.

Services and information

What is the public service pension plan

Learn about how the public service pension plan provides employees with a retirement income during their lifetime.

Roles and responsibilities

Find information about the overall management and administration of the public service pension plan.

Your pension at a glance

Explore the main features of the pension plan governed by the Public Service Superannuation Act.

Public Service Pension Plan history

Learn about the important milestones of the pension plan since its inception.

Pensionable service

Learn about pension increases through service buyback, pension transfer agreement and counting periods of leave without pay.

Pension plan Funding, investments, accounting and reporting

Access information about how the government manages and reports on the public service pension plan.

Retirement income sources

Find information about the retirement income plan members receive and how pension benefits are calculated.

Pension options

Learn about different pension options that are available under the pension plan, such as an immediate annuity, deferred annuity, annual allowance, transfer value or a return of contributions.

Survivor benefits

Learn about the benefits that are available to eligible survivors and children in the event of a plan member's death.

Operational service provisions

Find out if you are entitled to special service provisions as part of your pension.

You and your pension plan video series

Watch a series of videos about the public service pension plan.


Access forms related to your pension plan.


Find a list of useful pension terminology.

Funding Policy for the Public Sector Pension Plans

The funding policy provides the decision framework to support the funding of the plans. The policy provides guidance and rules to support prudent governance of the plans, and ensures that sufficient assets are accumulated to meet the cost of the accrued pension benefits.

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