Starting a new job with an employer participating in the plan

Starting a new job with another employer participating in the plan? Learn how it affects your pension.

Each employer in BC's Public Service Pension Plan is considered a separate employer. This means you stop contributing to the plan as soon as you leave your job.

If you start a new job with an employer that also participates in the plan, you may be able to immediately enrol in the plan, depending on enrolment rules.

If you are re-hired by your first employer and contribute to your pension within 30 days of leaving your old job, you will remain a plan member and don’t need to re-enrol.

We will combine your service from your old and new jobs. This service will continue to accumulate while you are working for an employer participating in the plan.

What happens if you take a second job with a plan employer

If you take a second job with an employer participating in the plan or work in more than one position with the same employer, you will make contributions and earn service in the second job just as you do in the first.  

However, we will cap your pensionable and contributory service at 12 months per year.

If you are working for two employers participating in the plan, you must tell both employers you are contributing to the plan through two positions.

If you were eligible to contribute to the plan with one of your employers but pension contributions were not deducted from your pay, you may have arrears   . Contact your employer if you think this applies to you.

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