Enrolling in the pension plan
Enrolment in BC’s Public Service Pension Plan is mandatory for many employees. Your employer will automatically enrol you in the plan.
Employees for whom enrolment is mandatory include:
- Regular full-time and part-time employees
- Casual and auxiliary employees who, in any calendar year, earn more than 50 per cent of the year’s maximum pensionable earnings
- Assistant deputy ministers and associate deputy ministers
- People who must enrol in the plan as the result of an enactment or Order-in-Council
- Plan members who retire but return to work for a plan employer before receiving their first pension payment
Your employer will automatically enrol you in the pension plan as soon as you are eligible, such as after completing a probationary period. Once you are enrolled in the plan, you will contribute to your pension each pay period until you stop working for your employer.
If you do not fall into the employee groups listed above, ask your employer about your enrolment status and if you are eligible to enrol in the plan.
If you are eligible to enrol in the plan, you will become a plan member and contribute to your pension each pay period until you stop working for a plan employer.
If you are eligible but decide not to enrol in the plan, you must sign a waiver form to opt out of the plan.