Buying past service

Learn about buying service if you worked for an employer before they joined the pension plan.

If you worked for your employer before they joined the plan, you may be able to increase your future pension by buying past service. Past service refers to the period when you could not make contributions to the Public Service Pension Plan because your employer had not yet joined the plan.

Buying past service increases the service that counts toward your pension. This may increase the monthly pension payment amount you receive when you retire, or allow you to apply for an unreduced pension earlier.